It Is Not Time for Sleeping

by Lisa Graff and Lauren Castillo

The typical post-dinner rituals of a family with a small child—washing dishes,... read more

The typical post-dinner rituals of a family with a small child—washing dishes, bath time, putting on jammies, brushing teeth, etc.—are recounted in a cumulative text about a small boy insisting it’s not yet time to go to sleep. His patient parents run through their routine with gentle suggestions (“It’s getting dark.” “Don’t you look cozy?”). Each time the boy denies the inevitable by insisting, “It is not time for sleeping.” Castillo’s somber ink and watercolor illustrations show the boy gradually winding down, going from bright-eyed alert to heavy-lidded by book’s end. (Ages 2–4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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