Go to Sleep, Gecko!

Go to Sleep, Gecko! Cover

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 8, 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 was born in Brazil and has created art for many children's books, including The Hungry Ghosts by Julius Lester (Penguin). He has collaborated with Eileen Spinelli on When You Are Happy and Do You Have a Hat? (bot