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Sleepy Time

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  13 reviews
As night approaches, sleepy children prepare for bed. Also shows how different animals sleep.
Hardcover, 20 pages
Published April 1st 1975 by Grosset & Dunlap
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La Coccinelle
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I haven't read a Gyo Fujikawa title in decades! I know I had a few of her books when I was little. I don't recall this one, though. It's really cute, a simple bedtime book that shows adorable children getting ready for bed. It also shows how a few animals sleep.

I can see this being a bedtime favourite for winding down after a long day. The pictures are relaxing to look at, and the text isn't too overwhelming.

Overall, this is a lovely bedtime book for young children.

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Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Night Night! Don’t let the bed bugs bite! This book is a perfect bedtime story for kids ready to sleep! I recommend this book 100%
Feb 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
18-mo.-old Evalyn's absolute favorite right now. She love the children, the puppies, the kittens, the farm animals, and -- especially -- turning the book upside-down when we come to the page about the "lazy sloth." I have loved Gyo Fujikawa's darling illustrations since I was a child -- it's nice to share them with my own children now that I'm grown.
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
3* art
2* words/story

Love the sleepy-time genre (yes it IS a genre). Nothing better than reading a lovely rhythmical sleep-inducing story to a fresh-from-the-bath and cuddly Squirt. Especially all different animals going to sleep. This one has some weird lines, but sweet pictures.
Feb 18, 2011 rated it liked it
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Originally published in 1975, this Sleepy Time reprint is a great book for youngsters before bedtime. The books talks about bedtime routines, where one might sleep, and it also covers how some animals sleep. The old-fashioned pictures give the book a very retro feel.
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Cute bedtime story for kids and great pictures.
Jan 20, 2014 rated it liked it
A simple story about sleep.

Talking Points:
(1) The things to do before sleeping
(2) The different ways of sleeping

So bedtime story <3 HAHA!
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cute little book about getting ready to go to sleep. Really cute illustrations.
Jake Yaniak
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There is an irony in the fact that, while virtually all children's books end with 'bedtime', Sleepy time ends with the rising sun and the words, 'Good Morning'.
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Super cute pictures... my granddaughter loves this book
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Gyo Fujikawa was an American illustrator and children's book author. A prolific creator of more than 50 books for children, her work is regularly in reprint and has been translated into 17 languages and published in 22 countries. Her most popular books, Babies and Baby Animals, have sold over 1.7 million copies in the U.S. Fujikawa is recognized for being the earliest mainstream illustrator of pic ...more
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