Naptastrophe! (Hardcover)

By Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780385754835, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

From the creator of Punk Farm and the acclaimed Lunch Lady graphic novel series comes a hilarious romp about one little girl’s insistence that she does NOT need a nap.

 
It’s a tale as old as time—naptime, that is.
Lucy is not tired, not tired, NOT tired.
She is not going to nap today.
Lucy is an expert at staying awake.
But when running errands with her dad, it’s suddenly way too LOUD. The lights in the store are way too bright.
It’s . . . a naptastrophe!
 
With vibrant, charming illustrations and a relatable main character, this hilarious story is the perfect reminder to parents and kids that you only miss out on the fun when you skip your nap!
 
Praise for Punk Farm:
 
“Never have ‘Old MacDonald’ and ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ seemed so hip.” —NPR
 
“Laugh-out-loud funny. . . . Fans will definitely want a return engagement. Rock on!” —Kirkus, starred review


About the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of Punk Farm, Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, and Baghead, among numerous other picture books, as well as the popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series. He lives with his family and a pug named Ralph Macchio in Northamption, Massachusetts. Find him online at studiojjk.com and @studiojjk.


Praise For Naptastrophe!

Praise for Punk Farm:
 
A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
A Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List Book
Wisconsin’s WEMTA Golden Archer Award
Abilene ISD Mockingbird Award
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Michigan’s Mitten Award Nominee
Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award Nominee
Recommended by NY1, the Boston Globe, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Wichita Eagle, and the Associated Press.
 
“Never have ‘Old MacDonald’ and ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ seemed so hip.” —NPR
 
[set star] “Laugh-out-loud funny. . . . Fans will definitely want a return engagement. Rock on!” —Kirkus, starred review
 
“It’s a wild tale hipster kids will love.” —Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine
 
“The book is fearless in conception and execution, a jazzy comic bit of thievery and transformation. It does not look or sound or behave like your father’s old picture book.” —The Boston Globe