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Again!by Emily Gravett
Synopses & Reviews
Every kind of bird and beast has to sleep, from the monkeys in the jungle to the whales in the ocean to the ants under the ground.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; But not Fred. Hisand#160;to-do list is far too long!and#160;
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Armed with plenty of imagination, this determined little boy and his attempts toand#160;resist bedtime are sure to strike a chord with todayand#39;s over scheduled families.and#160;Drowsy animals of all stripes look on in disbelief as Fred keeps on going and going and going,and#160;until . . .
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Could it be that, after so much activity,and#160;evenand#160;Fred needs to rest?
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Shhh. Close the book softly, and please let Fred sleep.
Inand#160;Geisel Award-winner Josh Schneider's latest picture book, an ambitious young protagonist with an active imagination and a hefty to-do list resists bedtime with adventurous flair. Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred), offers a hilarious, over-the-top take on a common childhood issue, packed with delicious visual detail and kid-appeal. Just right for fans of Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! and Mercer Mayer's Just Go to Bed.
Hazel is dying for her baby brother to arrive so she can read and talk with him, and disappointed when he finally talks and his first word is a resounding NO. Will he ever say anything else?
Hazel canand#8217;t wait for her baby brother to be born so she can talk and read with him! But when, at last, he arrives, he just sits there. More disappointing yet, when he finally speaks, his first word is a resounding NO! But Hazel resolves to wait someand#160;moreand#8212;despite the ever-increasing NOsand#8212;and she keeps on reading aloud to him. Will Edgar ever say anything else? And if he does, what will his second word be?and#160;
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The magic of sharing books is at the center of this hilarious new baby story that will resonate with book lovers and any child who has trouble waiting.
andlt;Bandgt;A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s nearly Cedric the dragonand#8217;s bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it againand#8230;and againand#8230;and again!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Cedricand#8217;s mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragonsand#8212;which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise!
About the Author
Emily Gravett is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including the Kate Greenaway Award-winning Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. She is also the author and illustrator of Again!, Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, The Odd Egg, Monkey and Me, Orange Pear Apple Bear, and Meerkat Mail. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.
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