Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

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Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

By Denise Fleming; Denise Fleming (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805081268, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2010

Description

Baby animals are going to sleep one by one, but the tiny human baby is the most special of all. Denise Fleming's knack for understanding the preschool set shines through in this gentle good-night story, illustrated with her signature pulp paintings.

Take a colorful look at all the tired babies who are closing their eyes, and start a new bedtime ritual with your own sleepy little one.



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."


Praise For Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

“Seemingly tailored to the smallest listeners, the simple, patterned text and repeated refrain make it easy for them to join in the reading… The author’s signature pulp-painting illustrations fill the spreads with mottled jewel tones and the texture of the handmade paper.  Audience participation required…likely again and again and again.” --Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“With mesmerizing words rolling along, this large-format bedtime book does its job so well that it’s hard to repress a yawn when the story winds down to its quiet ending.” -- Booklist, http://www.marthagraham.org/

“Fleming’s pulp papermaking technique, with its soft edges, warm colors, and highly textured look, gives this book just the right tone…a pleasing sight.” -- School Library Journal