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Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime!

Cate Berry, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will charm, amuse, but never put you to sleep in this meta bedtime tale in the vein of Goodnight Already.

Penguin and Tiny Shrimp DO NOT have a bedtime story to share with you.

There are no soft beds or cozy covers here. There are fireworks! And shark-infested waters!!

This book will never make you sleepy. Not at all. Not even a little. . .

Praise For Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime!

“A smartly comedic entry in the genre of the anti-bedtime story, and the exclamatory dialogue-only text adds energy and humor. This will be a joyous bedtime read.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A definite do for bedtime.” — Kirkus Reviews

Balzer + Bray, 9780062491534, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

About the Author

Cate Berry is a seventh generation Texan, splitting her time between the kitchen and the living room. She is a recent graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults. She currently lives in Austin with her husband, their two children, and their kitten, Chopin. Although Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will try to convince you otherwise, Cate is an ardent fan of bedtime. Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime is her debut picture book. You can visit Cate online at

Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreams about funny, wondrous stories. He moves around between different countries to live and work. Charles is always on the lookout for bookstores and cats whenever he explores a new place. You can visit him at