Synopses & Reviews
Finalist, 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards
Fast, fun, and engaging, this book makes sleepy time special for children and parents alike. Follow the kangaroo through the zoo as he gets ready for a nap-a-roo. Little ones can't get enough of this adorable modern book that centers around naps. With colorful images and imaginative text, this story is easy to fall in love with. Children will enjoy taking a nap-a-roo just like the kangaroo.
"'It’s time for a nap-a-roo,/ just like the kangaroo,' begins this nap-encouraging board book from first-time author Kurjan, which is built around rhymes with a long 'oo' sound. Readers learn that the kangaroo in question—who wears a striped neckerchief and carries a purple stuffed animal in its pouch—'lives in the zoo.../ In Timbuktu.../ With a dog named Lou' and other animals. While the rhymes aren’t especially imaginative, Parker’s cheery and polished digital cartoons show real talent, and the book maintains a sense of fun (including a 'Coo Coo Ka Choo' dance break) from start to finish." —BookLife
About the Author
Kristy Kurjan is the author of Nap-a-Roo children's board book. Based out of Traverse City, Michigan she is a writer, stylist, and creative entrepreneur. Mother to twin boys, the fun never stops! She enjoys running, boating, and reading to her family. Tyler Parker is the talented illustrator of Nap-a-Roo childrens board book. He is an illustrator/ukulele enthusiast currently residing in Seattle, Washington. After spending the greater part of his developmental years in a small town in the Adirondacks he received his BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007 before escaping to sail the usually figurative high seas. He completed his MA in Sequential Design and Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2009. His favorite food combination is pretzels and ginger ale. Visit his work at: www.TheArtofTylerParker.com