Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds)

By Geoffrey Kloske; Barry Blitt (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689866197, 40pp.)

Publication Date: August 30, 2005

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Once upon a time

there was a grown-up

looking for a book

with very short bedtime stories

for a kid who wouldn't go to sleep.

So the grown-up picked up this book

and read this flap

and took the book home

and read it out loud

and they both laughed

and fell fast asleep


Just like you.

The end.

About the Author

Geoffrey Kloske is a book editor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds)

"Smart and funny and beautiful and pithy. I really love it and I'm very jealous."

-- Maira Kalman

"Better than Children's Benadryl when it's cocktail hour and the kid won't go to sleep."

-- Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)

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