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Max & Milo Go to Sleep!by Heather Long
Synopses & Reviews
Meet Max and Milo, two hilarious beaver brothers who make going to sleep an up-all-night adventure.
Milo can’t get to sleep: He tosses and turns; he turns and he tosses. And then finally he calls on his older brother: “MAX! WAKE UP!”
But no matter what helpful sleeping tip Max suggests, Milo turns it riotously on its head and is as far from rest as ever. Will Milo finally get to sleep? Will he ever stop driving Max crazy? Will the beaver brothers be up half the night in search of forty winks?
Insomniacs everywhere, take comfort! Max and Milo are here to solve your sleepless nights in the most hilarious of ways!
"Parents Heather and Ethan Long — she in her debut and he the creator of recent picture books including Soup for One and Pig Has a Plan — fictionalize the repartee between their real-life sons in this jittery bedtime story. Brightly lit comics panels, packed with voice-balloon dialogue and restless activity, present two young beavers in their PJs. Max, with his frown and heavy eyelids, looks exhausted, but Milo cannot settle down. The brothers could be twins, with their matching bedroom furniture, yet their personalities differ. To get the picture, readers need only compare Milo's unkempt side of the bedroom, strewn with books and paper airplanes, to Max's tidy space (kept separate by the page gutter), which is tastefully decorated with a soccer poster and diploma. High-energy Milo repeatedly wakes his drowsy brother and asks for help in getting to sleep, and sedate Max predictably ends up the one with insomnia at the conclusion. This classic odd-couple tale, built around the comedic interplay between Milo's inability to focus and put-upon Max's stability, is ripe for sequels. Ages 4 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Heather Long is the author of Max & Milo Go to Sleep and Max & Milo The Mixed-up Message. She earned a degree in Fashion Design from Florida State University and has worked as a fashion designer, a wardrobe stylist, and has even owned her own boutique. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, author and illustrator Ethan Long; her stepdaughter; and two sons. Ethan Long is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many books for children, among them the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Up, Tall, and High. He is also the creator of the animated, Emmy-nominated series Tasty Time with ZeFronk, which airs daily on Disney Junior.
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