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Sleepy Book

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  11 reviews

In this classic bedtime book by Charlotte Zolotow, sleep has never seemed more inviting. Simple, lyrical language reveals a world peacefully asleep -- from bears in their dark caves to caterpillars in their silky cocoons, to dogs lying near someone they love. Stefano Vitale's luminous illustrations evoke the serenity of that moment when "the night comes and the wind whispe

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1958)
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Rosa Cline
this is a basic book but more than just a few words on a page. A beginning reader should be able to read this with some help. Each page talks about a certain animal and their sleeping habits. The basic illustrations go hand in hand with the nicely written story. My 3 year old granddaughter sat and enjoyed this book as I read it out loud to her.
Brooke Douglass
My 3.5 year old daughter and I LOVED the part about the fish sleeping with their eyes and mouths open. We were cracking up imagining how that would look if people did that. Great illustrations too.
Britta
One of my favorite illustrators.
Melinda Garman
Book about the importance of sleep and the stages of sleep. Tells how different animals sleep. Would be a fun book to read to Pre-K before nap time, or Kindergaten or 1st grade to teach about the importance of sleep.
Joshua's Mom
Joshua's (4 years) favorite part: The funny, funny crane that looks like a flower (giggle giggle).

Fun idea for a book. Something is missing for me in the text though.
Keegan
This book tells about where/how different animals sleep. The one we read had a different illustrator (Ilse Plume). The kids all really liked it.
Janae
A peaceful, poetic story that perfect for a "simmer down" story at night.
Michele
A charming look at where animals and insects sleep.
Stephanie
Sweet book. Mentions how different animals sleep.
Jeanette
The copy we read was illustrated by Ilse Plume.
Gail
Nice pictures.
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Charlotte Zolotow (born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro) was an American author, poet, editor, and publisher of many books for children.
She was published by more than 20 different houses (many of which she has outlasted). She was an editor, and later publisher, at Harper & Row, which was called Harper & Brothers when she began to work there and is now known as HarperCollins.
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