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Naptime

by Iris De Moüy
translated by Shelley Tanaka

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bedtime & dreams, jungle animals
list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
published: 2014
ISBN:9781554984879
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
2 to 5
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Awards
  • Commended, Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, An ALA Notable Children's Book
  • Commended, Huffington Post Best Picture Books of the Year: Bedtime Book
  • Commended, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year
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Description

All of the animals on the savannah are grumpy — no, they will not take a nap! But one little girl may know just what to do to make sure these creatures can get some much-needed shut-eye.

The crocodile and hippo insist that naps are for babies, the ostrich hides its head in the sand, and the hyena simply laughs at the suggestion.

But the cranky expressions on the animals’ faces give them away — these grouchy beasts are all in serious need of a nap!

Fortunately for these sleepy creatures a little girl appears who knows the secret to a good snooze: first close one eye, then close the other one. And, just like that, all of the animals are out like a light. It’s naptime on the savannah!

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Editorial Reviews

The illustrations are sublime in their restraint and fearless use of ample white space . . . A lovely, if wakeful, bedtime book.

— Kirkus Reviews

This cavalcade of disapproval and huffiness is uproarious . . . a flat-out delight.

— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

The illustrations and hand-painted text give Naptime an interesting maturity in its design, one which lends itself well to making this story timeless.

— CM Magazine
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About the Authors

Iris De Moüy

Iris de Moüy is a French illustrator who has exhibited her work around the world. She lives in Paris.
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Shelley Tanaka

Shelley Tanaka is a fiction editor at Groundwood Books, an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children, and a translator. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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