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Sleepy Solar System

Doug Cenko (Illustrator), Dr. John Hutton, MD


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29th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Children's Picture Book (4-7 years)

“It’s been a long, busy day in the starry Milky Way. Sleepy, setting Sun calls out, ‘Bedtime, everyone...’" Rhyming text and whimsical illustrations provide an enchanting read-aloud and a celebration of the wonders of outer space, including a map and facts at the end. Sleepy Solar System is certain to send the imagination soaring!

Praise For Sleepy Solar System

"Reading Sleepy Solar System to your 4 or 5 year-olds just before bedtime will introduce them to our planets and, maybe later, allow them to visit each one in their dreams." —Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer, Cincinnati Observatory; co-host, Star Gazers

"A fun and humorous take on introducing the solar system and the varied planets within to a very young audience." —C.F. Payne, artist-illustrator, Mousetronaut

"Very highly recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library children's books collections, and perfect as a 'read aloud' nap-time or bed-time book." —Midwest Book Review

"A lovely fusion of fact and fancy, little stars will want to fall asleep with the solar system night after night." —Michelle Schingler, Foreword Reviews

"A splash of fantasy with a dash of fact, this bedtime book about the solar system will have your little one blasting off into outer space from the comforts of your cozy bed!" —Regina LaCaruba,

blue manatee press, 9781936669493, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2016

About the Author

Doug Cenko is an illustrator living in Chicago, IL. He has worked at an animation studio, a live special effects company and design agencies, but illustration is what he truly loves to do. Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician and author from Cincinnati, OH. As a child, he loved to stare at the sky and play in the mud on his favorite planet, Earth