All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep (Hardcover)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316070454, 38pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.
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Praise For All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep…
A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Winner
* "With meticulous inking and a palette of watercolors that glows with the soft colors of dusk and twilight, McPhail portrays an animal world where sleep is a welcome visitor and bedding down is an eloquent expression of personality."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"McPhail's watercolors are luxuriously colorful, like a warm, luminescent blanket at bedtime, and the alliterative text is softly lulling."
-New York Times Book Review
"McPhail's watercolor-and-ink illustrations... are consistently lovely.... A sweet depiction of sleepy animals."
"[A] cozy alphabet/bedtime hybrid.... Quietly pleasant."
-School Library Journal