Sleepyhead Cover


By Karma Wilson; John Segal (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416912415, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

Sleepyhead, Sleepyhead.
Good night, good night,
my Sleepyhead.
Your teeth are brushed,
your book is read.
Go to sleep.
It's time for bed.
One more book,
says Sleepyhead.
Illustrated with great whimsy, this story from the bestselling author of Bear Snores On takes readers on an enchanting bedtime journey through dreamscape and landscape and back again.

About the Author
Karma Wilson's first poem was published at the tender age of six. The poem was ironically titled, "I Don't Wanna Write a Poem!" Growing up, she had no desire to write. But Providence had different plans, and now Karma writes poems for a living when she's not busy being a wife and raising three kids. Karma is the bestselling author of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, as well as If I Were a Mouse, Give Thanks to the Lord, and I Will Rejoice.

John Segal has illustrated many books for children, including Kenneth Grahame's "The Reluctant Dragon", retold by Robert D. San Souci, and "The Musicians of Bremen" by Jane Yolen. His drawings have appeared in the "Wall Street Journal", the "New York Times", "Gourmet", and "Travel & Leisure", and he is an award-winning designer of greeting cards for the Museum of Modern Art. This is the first book he has both written and illustrated.

John Segal lives in New York City and has two children, Emily and Josh.