Time to Sleep

By Denise Fleming; Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805037623, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 1997

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Description

"Bear sniffed once.
She sniffed twice.
'I smell winter in the air. . . .'"

A chill is in the air and Bear knows it is time for her winter nap. But first, she must tell Snail. And Snail must tell Skunk. And Skunk must tell Turtle. Each animal who tries to put off going to sleep just a little longer sees, smells, hears, or tastes the signs of the impending season. Finally, Ladybug rushes off to tell Bear--already asleep in her cave--the exciting news.

Time to Sleep is a perfect bedtime story, one that is sure to warm the heart in any season anywhere.




About the Author
Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pound," She also wrote and illustrated "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Lunch," "Count!," and "Barnyard Banter," "Where Once There Was a Wood" was inspired by the woods, meadows, and creek near her home in Toledo, Ohio.
"I spent a great deal of time in the area watching wild creatures go about their lives," she says. "And it was there that I collected plant material for the borders of this book. Unfortunately, the area is now a housing development."
Fleming wants to enusre that the former woodland is not forgotten. "I hope this book will inspire others to preserve--and create--their own wildlife habitats."


Denise Fleming was awarded a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pound," She also wrote and illustrated "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Lunch," "Count!," and "Barnyard Banter," "Where Once There Was a Wood" was inspired by the woods, meadows, and creek near her home in Toledo, Ohio.
"I spent a great deal of time in the area watching wild creatures go about their lives," she says. "And it was there that I collected plant material for the borders of this book. Unfortunately, the area is now a housing development."
Fleming wants to enusre that the former woodland is not forgotten. "I hope this book will inspire others to preserve--and create--their own wildlife habitats."
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