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.
About the Author
DAVID MCPHAIL has been a passionate artist since the age of two. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1972. Since then he has created dozens of beloved books, including the celebrated "Mole Music," which was a "New York Times Book Review" Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the bestselling "If You Were My Bunny," " Edward and the Pirates," "Lost!" and "Drawing Lessons from a Bear." He lives in New Hampshire.
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