This savvily titled bedtime book is a timely reminder to celebrate the good and happy things that happen, rather than brood on the bad.
As the cover states, no matter who you are, it’s always nice to know that someone is looking out for you. This comforting and concise book indirectly shows us how myriad elements in the universe are all interconnected, and reminds us that rather than leave someone to feel adrift at sea, we all have a duty to look out for one another — to keep each other safe.
That The Napping House was one of the most read books in our household when my kids were littler, as well as one of the few “baby” books that both of them STILL request for occasionally, speaks volumes about the incredible enduring popularity of Audrey and Don Wood’s memorable cumulative tale.
We have a soft spot for warm, cozy illustrations and bedtime books. Thus, this book, which is chock-full of gently quirky rhyming verses and richly detailed illustrations of a wide variety of anthropomorphic animals deep in slumber, is right up our alley.
Get ready for a squealing good time with this brilliantly original and imaginative book!
Poor Mr. Bear. When Mrs. Bear’s loud snores prevent him from falling asleep in their bed, Mr. Bear decides to find somewhere else to sleep. Alas, no matter which part of the house he goes, peace and, consequently, sleep continue to evade him.
Somewhere in a farmhouse, a little girl dressed in pyjamas is winding down with her favourite book and teddy, getting ready for bed. But she’s not the only one; as dusk turns to night, other creatures on the farm and the surrounding woodlands are also getting ready to sleep — as are, amusingly, some other more unusual examples.