Synopses & Reviews
Bedtime story meets Coachella in this adorable book about a sloth who packs up his pajamas to attends an arena festival for nappers, dozers, and the very best sleepyheads.
Snuggleford Cuddlebun is a champion sleeper. In fact, she's such a good sleeper that she decides to go to Snoozefest, an arena festival that celebrates sleep. There, she lounges in her hammock while bands like the Nocturnal Nesters and the Quiet Quartet serenade the audience with lullabies. There's warm milk and honey to be had, designer pajamas from Diane von Firstinbed, and no one dares be seen without a baby blanket. But before she knows it, the nuzzling, snuggling, and dreaming are overand Snuggleford has slept through it all.
This hilariously endearing bedtime story is perfect for anyone who loves sloths, music festivals, and/or cuddles.
PRAISE FOR BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY:
and#160; "Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming." and#8212;Kirkus,
starred review and#160; "The illustrations and characters will attract a fair number of fans." and#8212;School Library Journal
and#160; "This charming episode affirms that friends with different personalities can enjoy being together while still doing their own things." and#8212;Booklist
and#160; "[For a] rainy-day snuggle session with a thoughtful child or two." and#8212;BCCB
PRAISE FOR DOREEN CRONIN: and#160; and#8220;Each turn of the page will bring fresh waves of giggles.and#8221; and#8212;Kirkus starred review of Diary of a Worm and#160; and#8220;[A] hilarious debut picture bookand#8230;Kids and underdogs everywhere will cheer for the clever critters that calmly and politely stand up for their rights.and#8221; and#8212;Publishers Weekly starred review of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
PRAISE FOR RENATA LIWSKA: and#160; and#8220;The soft, matte feel of the illustrationsand#8230;are priceless. The animals' facial expressions and body language are endearing.and#8221; and#8212;School Library Journal starred review of The Quiet Book
and#8220;The creator of The Quiet Book (2010), a New York Times best-seller, offers a winning story of imaginative play that makes a worthy partner to Crockett Johnsonand#8217;s Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955) and Antoinette Portisand#8217; Not a Box (2007).and#8221; and#8212;Booklist starred review of Red Wagon
"This knowing, affectionate spoof of music festivals is fresh and timely..." —Publishers Weekly
"No snoozefest here—great fun." —Kirkus Reviews
* “The author of Little Dog Lost has another winner here. . . . This wonderful book is filled with pictures, drawings, and notes. . . . Carnesis sweet illustrations perfectly capture the joys of friendship, the frustration at being left behind, and the satisfaction in making something for a friend. The spare text is an excellent complement to the lively illustrations, and the addition of speech balloons for Beatrices big emotions really lets her perky personality shine. Sure to be a hit.”
“Little readers will squeal with delight. . . . Beatrices naïveté will evoke chuckles. . . . Very funny pictures. . . . [The illustrations] skillfully convey both the many anthropomorphic touches, such as Beatrices carrot-decorated blanket, and a subtle range of emotions on the best friends faces. Winningly sweet.”
“Carnesi is one of those authors who make storytelling appear effortless and intuitive while conveying a wealth of empathy, personality, and humor. There isnt a wasted word in her text, and the watercolors brim with good will and just a touch of silliness. Her take on maintaining connection in the face of separation feels both timeless and very much of the moment.”
“Appealing ink, watercolor, and colored-pencil illustrations draw readers in with their energy and emotion . . . strong pacing. The succinct text and illustrations work seamlessly together to tell the story with humor and feeling, using page turns to heighten drama. . . . Spirited look at friendship through the seasons.”
“A heartwarming book of friendship. . . . The beautifully expressive illustrations make this a wonderful addition to any picture book collection.”
One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! andlt;BRandgt; See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests -- all of them having a party without him!
Some animals stop by Bear's cave to warm up from the cold, but even after they've brewed tea and popped corn, Bear snores on! What will Bear do when he wakes up to find his cave full of uninvited guests having a party without him? Full-color illustrations.
The perfect spot is this way! says Boom. The perfect spot is that way!and#8221; tweets Twitty. Snot is smartly silent. How will these three friends decide which way to go to find the perfect spot? With humor, wisdom, and perfect storytelling and illustrating pitch, New York Times bestsellers Doreen Cronin and Renata Liwska present a tale of authentic friendship.
This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.
How can two friends share winter when one of them is hibernating? Beatrice and Bear meet one spring day and become best buddies. They play together through summer and fall. Then winter comes and Beatrice cant find Bear anywhere. She hears hes gone to hibernatebut where on earth is that? When Beatrice learns that hibernation is not a place and that Bear will be sleeping all winter long, she fears it will be a lonely season . . . unless she comes up with a brilliant plan to share winter with Bear too.
About the Author
Karma Wilson’s previous picture books include the international bestseller Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger, all illustrated by Jane Chapman, One Day in the Middle of the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin, and Hilda Must Be Dancing and Bear Hugs, illustrated by Suzanne Watts. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit Karma at KarmaWilson.com. Jane Chapman is the illustrator of several books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at ChapmanandWarnes.com.