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Sleep Like a Tigerby Mary Logue
Synopses & Reviews
Does everything in the world go to sleep? Even dogs? Cats? Not bats! Whales? Tiny snails? Grizzly bears? Tigers in the jungle?
In an innovative bedtime book for young readers, the rich, fresh look of Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski's luminous illustrations paired with Mary Logue's poetic and unadorned language frame the very simple-sounding question: does everything in the world go to sleep? The text, touched with a Runaway Bunny-like cadence, is a sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-sleepy child and her understanding parents, where in the end, the little girl decides in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets, she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. This seamless, kid-centric picture book not only connects the child to the natural world, but also connects the reader to a larger, mysterious dreamscape, one imagination can only fathom.
A book certain to give you good dreams!
"'I'm not tired,' says a small girl in a red dress and a crown. 'I'm just not sleepy.' Her affectionate parents — who also wear crowns — aren't fazed. 'They nodded their heads and said she didn't have to go to sleep. But she had to put her pajamas on.' The three talk about the different ways animals sleep, taking their cue from family pets and the girl's stuffed animals. Zagarenski's gently surreal jewel-box paintings chart the movement of the girl's imagination as she considers bears ('mighty sleepers,' her parents call them), snails ('They curl up like a cinnamon roll'), and tigers. 'When he's not hunting, he finds some shade, closes his eyes, and sleeps. That way he stays strong,' she says. It's this image that holds the greatest promise of safety for the girl; as she drifts off, she imagines herself curled in the curve of the tiger's tail, embracing a stuffed tiger as she sleeps. Zagarenski's paintings take Logue's story to places marvelously distant in thought and time; each spread holds treasures to find even after several readings. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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!
In thisand#160;sweet and simpleand#160;picture bookand#160;read-aloud,and#160;five restless sheep canand#8217;t get to sleep until a helpful collie comes to their rescue.
A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing--WAIT! There's a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again. So pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless cumulative tale that's truly like no other. Don and Audrey Wood's beloved picture book has sold more than one and a half million copies.
From as little as the snail to as big as the giraffe, from the thundering mastodon of long ago to the ordinary backyard squirrel of today, the animals in this book inspire our imagination.
Here is a fascinating cornucopia that exudes a whimsical affection and respect for the creatures with whom we share our kingdom.
In this long-awaited companion to the beloved classic The Napping House, a full moon is keeping everyone in the napping house awake! Finally, a musical visitor sends sleepy Granny, her energetic grandson, and their menagerie off to dreamland.
In the wide-awake bed in the full-moon house, everyone is restless! The moonlight is pouring in and no one can get to sleep: not Granny, her grandchild, the dog, the cat, or even a mouse. Itand#39;s not until a tiny musical visitor offers up a soothing song does the menagerie settle down, and finally everyone is off to dreamland.and#160;
With a perfectly crafted text and stunning paintings, Audrey and Don Wood reveal once again why they are picture book creators of the highest order. The Full Moon at the Napping House, the highly anticipated follow-up to their beloved classic The Napping House, is the ideal book to share at bedtime or anytime.
Everyone knows the cumulative rhyme and#8220;This Is the House That Jack Built,and#8221; but The Napping House (1984) is close on its heels in the race for posterity: and#8220;And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is sleeping.and#8221; Included in the napping house menagerie is a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and a wakeful flea who ends up toppling the whole sleep heap with one chomp! Don Woodand#8217;s delightfully detailed comical illustrations are bathed in moonlight blues until the sun comes up, then all is color and rainbows and a very awake household.
Awards: ALA Notable Childrenand#8217;s Book, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Golden Kite Award winner, California Young Reader Medal winner, Booklist Editorsand#8217; Choice
About the Author
Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski is a brilliant painter of many worlds. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates sculptures and large paintings, which can be viewed at an art gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. She divides her time between Stonington, Connecticut, and her house on Prince Edward Island.
Award-winning author Mary Logue has written more than twenty books for children. She lives on the Mississippi with writer Pete Hautman. This is herandnbsp;first book with Houghton Mifflin.
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