Sleepyheads

by Sandra J. Howatt and Joyce Wan

In the woods, barn, and house, animals are snuggling into their cozy homes for bedtime.... read more

In the woods, barn, and house, animals are snuggling into their cozy homes for bedtime. A pig burrows in the hay. A squirrel nestles into a hole in a tree. A cat curls up on a comfy armchair. These are some of the sleepyheads that the narrator asks the reader to find. Page by page, a different animal or bird is revealed to be falling asleep in its habitat; the sleepyheads are found “in trees, in holes, in caves” and “in weeds, in reeds, on waves.” In the house, though, one bed is empty and one sleepyhead is missing. This last sleepyhead is soon found “asleep in Mama’s arms.” Rhythmic, rhyming verses are matched by simple yet detailed illustrations of nighttime in this calm and comforting book. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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