All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep Cover

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

By Crescent Dragonwagon; David McPhail (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316070454, 38pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

"My little one, lay down your head.""It's time to doze, it's time for bed.""You tell me, "I'm not sleepy now.""""Just try," I say. You ask me, "How?"""
"In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.

About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon is the James Beard Award winning author of seven cookbooks, including "Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook", "Passionate Vegetarian", and, most recently, "The Cornbread Gospels". She is also a contributing editor to "Relish" magazine and has appeared on" Good Morning America", "Today" and NPR s "The Splendid Table". She lives, grows, and cooks her beans on a farm in Putney, Vermont.

Praise For All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Winner

* "With meticulous inking and a palette of watercolors that glows with the soft colors of dusk and twilight, McPhail portrays an animal world where sleep is a welcome visitor and bedding down is an eloquent expression of personality."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"McPhail's watercolors are luxuriously colorful, like a warm, luminescent blanket at bedtime, and the alliterative text is softly lulling."
-New York Times Book Review

"McPhail's watercolor-and-ink illustrations... are consistently lovely.... A sweet depiction of sleepy animals."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[A] cozy alphabet/bedtime hybrid.... Quietly pleasant."
-School Library Journal

"Gorgeously serene...beautiful."