Based off a painting called, ‘The Sleeping Gypsy” by Henry Rousseau, Mordicai depicts a story of how the painting came to be. When a gypsy falls asleep, a lion, the moon, a baboon, an ostrich , a rabbit, a tortoise, a lizard, and an ostrich wonder where she came from. A beautifully illustrated picture reminiscent of the painting, Gerstein bring his imaginative take to life and draws the readers into the story. The text is simple and is easily complemented by the rich, colorful illustrations. A great read aloud for young children and their parents or teachers, this is a perfect addition to any collection. PreK-3. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.