Once Upon a Time, the End

Once Upon a Time, the End

Asleep in 60 Seconds

By Geoffrey Kloske; Barry Blitt (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689866197, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005


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

Barry Blitt's illustrations have appeared on more than eighty "New Yorker "covers and have also graced the pages of "The New York Times" and "Entertainment Weekly". He is the illustrator of "Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) "by Geoffrey Koske and "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn "by Robert Burleigh, as well as other picture books. He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.

Praise For Once Upon a Time, the End

"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)