All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

My little one, lay down your head.
It’s time to doze, it’s time for bed.
You tell me, “I’m not sleepy now.”
“Just try,” I say. You ask me, “How?”

In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams

On Sale: October 2nd 2012

Price: $16.99

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9780316070454

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A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Winner
* "With meticulous inking and a palette of watercolors that glows with the soft colors of dusk and twilight, McPhail portrays an animal world where sleep is a welcome visitor and bedding down is an eloquent expression of personality."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"McPhail's watercolors are luxuriously colorful, like a warm, luminescent blanket at bedtime, and the alliterative text is softly lulling."—New York Times Book Review
"McPhail's watercolor-and-ink illustrations... are consistently lovely.... A sweet depiction of sleepy animals."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A] cozy alphabet/bedtime hybrid.... Quietly pleasant."—School Library Journal
"Gorgeously serene...beautiful."—Booklist