Tuesday, August 19, 2008


There is a house,
a napping house,
where everyone is sleeping.

This week Caroline and I picked The Napping House by Audrey Wood to share with our readers.

The illustrator is Don Wood. The pictures are our favorite part of the book. They are so pretty.

Emilie Coulter writes, "Everyone, in this case is a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse... and a wakeful flea! Uh-oh. Looks like the napping house won't be napping for long. With their very own brand of humor, Audrey Wood and Don Wood create an appealing bedtime book compatible with Margaret Wise Brown's classic Goodnight Moon. This small, square board book, with its rhythmic, repetitive text and witty pictures in shades of ever-brightening blues and greens (as the night turns to day), is sure to be a winner with preschool insomniacs. The sleepy household congregates on Granny's bed, slowly building a very relaxed pile of bodies in shifting positions. Young readers will enjoy tracking the critters as they make their way, one by one, to the bed--and then guessing what will happen when the wakeful flea joins the heap."

Check it out.

Caroline and I love it! It is on our favorite books list.

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