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A Book of Sleepby Il Sung Na
Synopses & Reviews
The gecko doesn't have eyelids, so in order to keep its eyeballs dirt-free the lizard licks them with its tongue.
Some ants keep clean by scrubbing each other with feet that have been dipped in their oily saliva.
The jerboa takes a dust bath!
Time for a Bath is the very young picture book companion to Time to Eat and Time to Sleep by Caldecott-Honor winning duo Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. With Jenkins' masterful and vibrantly colored cut-and-torn paper illustrations paired with an informative yet lively, accessible text, Time for a Bath playfully addresses some of the most bizarre and ironic ways wild animals can bathe.
In an innovativeand#160;bedtime book for young readers,and#160;the fresh look ofand#160;Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski's luminous illustrationsand#160;paired with Mary Logue's poetic andand#160;unadorned languageand#160;frame the very simple-sounding question: does everything in the world go to sleep?and#160;This is aand#160;book certain to give you good dreams!
2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award
In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny and#8211; like cadence: and#8220;Does everything in the world go to sleep?and#8221; the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides and#8220;in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,and#8221; she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenskiand#8217;s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.
All is calm in old man Fookwireand#8217;s yard until new neighborsand#8212;Little Old Lady Hu and her cat, Muffinsand#8212;move in next door. Muffins is one mean dude! He terrorizes the birds, interrupts Fookwireand#8217;s painting, and ties the squirrelsand#8217; tails together. Fookwire is upset, but not nearly as upset as the squirrels, who devise an ingenious plan to stop Muffins cold. In this hilarious follow-up to Those Darn Squirrels!, the tongue-in-cheek text is perfectly complemented by the quirky, inventive illustrations.
About the Author
THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS
A Junior Library Guild Premier Selection
A 2008 Borders Original Voices Award Winner
A 2009 Children's Choice Award nominee
A 2009 finalist in the Read Boston Best Read Aloud Book Award
Nominated for the 2009 New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award
“Bald Fookwire is a riot. . . and the squirrels, with their bloated bellies and contented smiles, are a flying hoot in this droll debut.”Kirkus Reviews, starred
“A symphony of regret, respect, and sweetness. Readers will want to linger over this book and treasure every page.”School Library Journal
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