Synopses & Reviews
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. To celebrate its birthday, the original hardcover book now has a fresh new design for both the jacket and interior, and the reproduction of the illustrations has been enhanced to better match the original artwork. A CD is tucked into a sleeve on the inside the front cover. The music, originally produced in 1989, is based on the book and was written and performed by children's musicians Carl and Jennifer Shaylen. The CD begins with a reading of the story and follows with six original songs that are just as fun, jaunty, and sweet as the book itself.
starand#160;"An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours."--Booklist
* "An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours." and#151;Booklist
"A delightful marriage of words and pictures." and#151;Los Angeles Times and#160;ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year
"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
Delightful cumulative rhyme leads up to the consequences of piling too many sleepy people and animals in a cozy bed. and#8220;Don Woodand#8217;s paintings endow Audreyand#8217;s familiar plot with beauty and newness, conveying atmosphere as well as illustrating the story.and#8221;--Publishers Weekly
A colorful riot of a bedtime story about sleepy people and animals napping in a cozy bed. Full-color illustrations throughout. "Booklist" Editors' Choice; Golden Kite Award; IRA/CBC Children's Choice; NCTE Teachers' Choice; "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.
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!
The Napping House
has been a bedtime favorite for the past twenty years. Everyone remembers that cozy bed, the snoring granny, the dreaming child, the dozing dog . . . and the unexpected visitor who wakes up the house on a rainy afternoon of napping.
The soothing rhythms and rhymes of The Napping House come to life in a new pairing of the hardcover book and a CD. The CD features a gentle reading of the story and six original songs for nap time and for playtime--and is sure to become a favorite for a whole new generation of fans.
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.
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
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 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.
andquot;A delightful marriage of words and pictures.andquot; andmdash;Los Angeles Times
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 itand#160;no oneand#160;is sleeping!and#160;This classic, cumulative tale is the perfect story to wake up to.and#160;The board book edition is now bolder more beautiful, with enhanced artwork in a larger trim size ideal for reading together. A must-have for every childand#39;s library!
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.
Table of Contents
Sleepy side: Reading of the story accompanied by two lullabies (Rainy day song, Sweet dreams) -- Awake side: The napping house song; Wake-up jamboree; Shoes off, shoes on; Catch a piece of a rainbow.