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Sleepy Cadillac: A Bedtime Drive

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Publisher Comments:

A sleepy car floats up to a small boy's bedroom window and takes him for a nighttime drive. So begins a dreamy journey high above the clouds and over the moon — all the way to Pajama Land, where cars circle and dance, and sleepy people dream the night away. Luminous pastels seem to glow with moonlight. Words, soft and soothing, will coax the most reluctant sleepyhead into bed.

Review:

"Pleasingly soporific and dream-like, Hurd's (Moo Cow Kaboom!) story opens as a vintage blue Cadillac — of the finned variety — floats down a street at sunset. 'The Sleepy Cadillac stops/ by your window./ Climb aboard,' invites the narrative. A child settles into the driver's seat and the car proceeds to 'the dream station,' where its tank is filled 'with dreams to make the Cadillac fly.' In Hurd's softly focused, incandescent pastels, the headlights cut through the darkness and fog as the car glides over the countryside toward the Pacific coastline. In an especially striking and calming spread, readers view a whale and dolphin as the car flies 'over the ocean,/ where the whales are sleeping,/ the waves are gently rolling,/ and the dolphins sing/ a sleepy song/ in the deep blue sea.' Other antique 'sleepy cars' join the Cadillac as the moon guides them to Pajama Land, where children sleep in the clouds. After being dropped off at his window at tale's end, the child slumbers, tucked into bed in his room; kids will be tickled to spy a toy replica of the Cadillac on the bedside table. Hurd's inventive tale cleverly tweaks the standard car theme, introducing a vehicle that floats rather than zooms — and one that will lull rather than rev-up heavy-eyed youngsters. All ages. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Thacher Hurd is the award-winning author of Mama Don't Allow and Mystery on the Docks, both of which are Reading Rainbow feature selections; Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer; Art Dog and most recently the Growing Tree board books Zoom City and Cat's Pajamas. He and his wife, Olivia, live in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060730208
Author:
Hurd, Thacher
Publisher:
HarperColl
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Sleep
Subject:
Transportation - Cars & Trucks
Subject:
Transportation - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.46x8.90x.39 in. .86 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
10-10

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Sleepy Cadillac: A Bedtime Drive
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Product details 32 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060730208 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pleasingly soporific and dream-like, Hurd's (Moo Cow Kaboom!) story opens as a vintage blue Cadillac — of the finned variety — floats down a street at sunset. 'The Sleepy Cadillac stops/ by your window./ Climb aboard,' invites the narrative. A child settles into the driver's seat and the car proceeds to 'the dream station,' where its tank is filled 'with dreams to make the Cadillac fly.' In Hurd's softly focused, incandescent pastels, the headlights cut through the darkness and fog as the car glides over the countryside toward the Pacific coastline. In an especially striking and calming spread, readers view a whale and dolphin as the car flies 'over the ocean,/ where the whales are sleeping,/ the waves are gently rolling,/ and the dolphins sing/ a sleepy song/ in the deep blue sea.' Other antique 'sleepy cars' join the Cadillac as the moon guides them to Pajama Land, where children sleep in the clouds. After being dropped off at his window at tale's end, the child slumbers, tucked into bed in his room; kids will be tickled to spy a toy replica of the Cadillac on the bedside table. Hurd's inventive tale cleverly tweaks the standard car theme, introducing a vehicle that floats rather than zooms — and one that will lull rather than rev-up heavy-eyed youngsters. All ages. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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