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Nap Time for Kitty (Hello Genius)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Mama cat must convince baby kitty that it's time to take a nap.
Board book, 20 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Hello Genius (first published January 1st 2011)
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"Nap Time for Kitty" was really cute. It's about a kitty who simply refuses to take a nap (sounds a lot like my daughter when it's time for her to take a nap.) It doesn't matter how many times Mama Cat calls, Kitty is just not going for it. Kitty always explains that she's just not sleepy right now, and finds tons of things to do - playing in water, getting wrapped up in yarn, hanging off the arm of the sofa - Kitty will do anything to avoid taking a nap. However, Mama Cat's insistent, and final ...more
Jul 31, 2012 jacky rated it liked it
Shelves: lib-lew, board-books
This is actually just the book we need right now. I picked it up for a new book to read with Natalie (we really count on the library to offer us some variety, mostly for Mike and I who get a little crazy reading the same few books over and over). We had just been watching funny kitten videos that morning. But when I read the next of this one, it is a message we need for Natalie right now. Excepting when she had some separation anxiety as a baby, Natalie has never resisted napping, until now. She ...more
Sep 18, 2015 Claire rated it it was amazing
Great fun to read with my not-quite 2 year old. There's just enough fun & moral and just enough simplicity in the drawings and text for allow for really exploring the images together.
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Aug 28, 2014 The Book Box added it
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Mama read me this one after nursing. It didn't make me sleepy.
Apr 10, 2014 Sarah added it
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Sep 29, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it
I picked this up Friday from my library with my 29 month old daughter.
She's really into cats, bunnies, ducks, (some what) dogs and most recently ponies.
She also for the last week been fighting naps and not napping at all.
I thought it was a very cute story but my daughter wasn't to interested in storytime tonight.
I could see myself buying this book for our collection.
Julia Miller
Apr 29, 2013 Julia Miller rated it really liked it
This is a fairly repetitive little book with some limited dialogue and use of quotation marks. The repeated refrain, "I'm not sleepy now. Meow!" is in somewhat larger text than the rest. I think this is intended as a cooperative read with prephonemic readers, or more meant to garner a verbal response than fostering early reading skills. It is pretty cute, though.
Mar 29, 2011 Peacegal rated it liked it
Nap Time for Kitty is the best of this series. The illustrations are done in the retro-cool, anime-influenced style and are reminiscent of “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends .”

(Note: The series title of this book is “Hello Genius,” yet I honestly did not feel like a genius after reading it. Please help.)
Sara ♥
Feb 26, 2013 Sara ♥ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, 2013
I really really like this one. The illustrations are SO cute! Plus, it shows a little kitty resisting taking a nap even though she REALLY IS tired! BONUS: We read it yesterday as the last book (of like 5) before nap time, and afterward, my daughter laid right down to take a nap like kitty! YAY! (Can I give this book 10 stars?)
Apr 16, 2012 Adrielle rated it liked it
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A stubborn kitten is determined to skip nap time. The illustrations are what make this board book anything above average -- those readers who are around my age may share a sort of nostalgic longing for the Powerpuff Girls after reading this through with their toddler.
Jenn S
Dec 29, 2012 Jenn S rated it liked it
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I think this book was just Ok but one of my daughters loved it! I somewhat worried about my older daughter picking up on the kitty consistently not listening to mom.
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