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.
"This deeply satisfying story offers what all children crave when letting go--security and a trusted companion."--Kirkus, starred review
"This deeply satisfying story offers what all children crave when letting go--security and a trusted companion."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
"Touched with enchantment . . . This may put little ones to sleep, but they'll have a lot to look at before they close their eyes."
and#8212;Booklist, starred review
"Zagarenski's dreamy mixed-media illustrations are as calm and comforting as Logue's understated prose."
"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."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
and#8220;Logueand#8217;s text is reassuring and rhythmic, but it is the fine detail and plush atmospherics of Zagarenskiand#8217;s layered multimedia illustrations that make the book shine.and#8221;
and#8212;New York Times Online
"The common theme of a child not ready for bed receives fresh treatment here. . . . [A] memorable picture book."
and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"Charming illustrations and comfortable rhymes characterize this appealing bedtime book." and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "A pleasant prelude to slumber." and#8212;Booklist and#160; "[An] appealing bedtime book." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
* andquot;Repeated, pleasingly surreal lines of verse convey the sense of drifting into slumber...a keeper.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
and#160;andquot;A quiet book for sharing in a cozy setting.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;The blue-hued mixed-media illustrations soothingly depict a farm as it moves from dusk to night and bring a hush to the bookandmdash;and no doubt its readers as well.andquot;
andquot;Christopher Silas Nealand#39;s lovely and serene illustrations, in matte twilight hues of blue and rose, suggest a sparkling nighttime world that is simultaneously vast and cozy. Clearly Ray has worked to make her language dense and [Margaret Wise] Brown-like, and at times you can feel a gentle incantatory force.andquot;
andmdash;The New York Times
andquot;The book begins at dusk, the sky slowly going from pink to blue to black and starry, the shadowy gray tones of the illustrations a consummate match for the restful mood of the text.andquot;
andmdash;Horn Book Magazineand#160;and#160;
"An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours."--Booklist
"A delightful marriage of words and pictures."--Los Angeles Times
What consistently comes through is both the author's and artist's exuberance for their subject.
andquot;The story is illustrated with Appleandrsquo;s signature colored-pencil drawings; they are sweet and soft, just right for bedtime...This book will be a favorite for any reluctant sleepyheadsandquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;Concluding in a state of cozy restfulness, the Woodsand#39; story serves as a pleasing inversion of the previous book and works even better as a bedtime read.andquot;
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!
2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award
In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny and#8211; like cadence: and#8220;Does everything in the world go to sleep?and#8221; the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides and#8220;in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,and#8221; she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenskiand#8217;s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.
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.
Itand#39;s time for bed but the sheep just canand#39;t settle down.and#160;and#160;Never fear, a trusty sheepdog is here to help.and#160;and#160;What will it take to get these restless sheep to bed?and#160;and#160;A hug?and#160; A blanket?and#160; A drink of water?and#160;and#160; Will this dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?and#160;From the team behind the bestselling SHEEPand#160;INand#160;Aand#160;JEEP, this sweet and silly sleepytime tale is perfect for anyone putting a demanding little one to bed.and#160;and#160;
Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. Itand#8217;s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! and#8220;Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.and#8221;--School Library Journal
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown, Mary Lyn Ray presents a hushed picture book about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farmand#160;as all creatures prepare for sleep. Artist Christopher Silas Nealand#39;s classicand#160;illustrationsand#160;quietand#160;even the most restlessand#160;little night owls with familiar childlike imagery and the comforts of routine. All is well, it reminds them. Now is the time for dreams.
Somewhere a bee
Makes a bed in a rose,
Because the bee knows
Day has come to a close.
Nighttime blankets a little farm. An owl who-hoots. A bear curls up in a log. A mother fox calls her pups home to the den. But animals arenand#8217;t the only ones preparing to rest.and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; In the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown,and#160;with classically styled picture bookand#160;illustrations and fresh, childlike imagery, this poetic bedtime book, as peaceful as it is warm, will wrap young ones in the comforts of routine. All is well, it reminds them. Now is the time for dreams.
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.
In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with aand#160;snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor and before you know it no one is sleeping! and#160; A cumulative tale perfect for bedtime, naptime, or anytime.and#160;The padded covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make it a great gift for little ones.
On a cozy bed lie a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, and a tiny slumbering mouse. But then an unexpected visitor arrives to interrupt this rainy afternoon at the napping house . . . where no one
now is sleeping!
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
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;and#160;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.
What night sounds do you hear as you fall asleep? This enchanting bedtime book evokes the sounds and animals of the night and shows how two children on different continents are connected by all that is between them.
About the Author
Audrey Woodandnbsp;is the author of many books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House,andnbsp;Piggies,andnbsp;Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgoodand#39;s in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide theirandnbsp;time between California and Hawaii.andnbsp;Donandnbsp;Woodandnbsp;is the illustrator ofandnbsp;many beloved books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgoodand#39;s in the Bathtub,andnbsp;Heckedyandnbsp;Peg,andnbsp;and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were written by his wife, Audrey Wood.andnbsp;The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.