When Mermaids Sleep
By Ann Bonwill
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375870613, 32pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
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In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.
ANN BONWILL is the author of Bug and Bear, Naughty Toes, Pocket's Christmas Wish, and I Don't Want to Be a Pea. She lives in Virginia with her husband, their young son, and a crazy Welsh corgi dog named Arthur.
STEVE JOHNSON and LOU FANCHER, a husband-and-wife team, are the illustrators of over 30 books, including: Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets by Kathleen Krull; The Boy on Fairfield Street, also by Kathleen Krull; My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss; New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne; and Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou. Their book with Louis Duncan, I Walk at Night, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. They are also the recipients of a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal.