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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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9.3 X 10.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

EMILY GRAVETT is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal with Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy and Old Hat. She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig's Evie and the Animals and a full-colour edition of Quidditch Through the Ages. @emily_gravett


"Gravett, that master of the metafictive die cut, returns for a savvy bedtime satire...should strike a chord."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Gravett takes a slight idea and builds cleverly upon it to offer a fresh take on a familiar scenario."-- "Booklist"
"Gravett's latest experiment with metafiction imagines the possible trajectory of a child's appeal to hear a bedtime story ad infinitum...Youngsters will delight in deciphering the visual narrative in their own multiple readings and will relate to the range of emotions displayed by their scaly stand-in."-- "School Library Journal"
"Gravett, whose stories often include surprising die cuts and satisfying metafictive elements, takes the I-don't-want-to-go-to-sleep trope to a new, fiery level...Though it's hard to think that human child readers will want to sleep after this abrupt yet satisfying ending, it is clear that they will be screaming "AGAIN!"-- "The Horn Book"
"This is a creative bit of fun to which many a tired parent and enthusiastic child will relate, and the dragon aspect will appeal to many youngsters as well....The boldness of the pictures and brevity of the text will make this a sure-fire winner for group storytimes and patient parents with plenty of energy may find it suitable bedtime fare as well."-- "BCCB"