Go to Sleep, Gecko!

Go to Sleep, Gecko!

A Balinese Folktale

By Margaret Read MacDonald (Retold by); Geraldo Valerio (Illustrator)

August House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780874837803, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2006

We have all had nights when we could not get to sleep. We try counting sheep, drinking warm milk, or having a hot toddy. All Gecko wants is to go to sleep. If only the chief would make everyone pipe down! In this story we learn, as does Gecko, that there are some things you just have to put up with.

About the Author
Margaret Read MacDonald is a children s librarian turned storyteller who travels the world sharing tales. Her many picture book retellings include "The Boy from the Dragon Palace", "Little Rooster s Diamond Button", and "Mabela the Clever". When not traveling, she lives near Seattle, Washington.

Geraldo Valerio is new to Simon & Schuster, but not to children's publishing. Born in Brazil, Geraldo was educated both in his native country and at New York University, where he earned an M.A. in Fine Arts. He began his career in children's publishing in 1995 with the picture book "A Cobra Zola, " published by Le Publishing House. He went on to publish other children's titles for Brazilian publishers. This is his first children's book in the United States. Geraldo lives in Portland, Oregon.