Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
11.2 X 8.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781492638322

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About the Author

Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the ALAN Award for significant contributions to young adult literature, the Children's Literature Legacy Medal, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She is the author of Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade and the recipient of five Coretta Scott King Author Honors. Her recent books include Printz Honor and Sibert Honor Book Ordinary Hazards; Between the Lines, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults title; the much-acclaimed Garvey's Choice; ALA Notables Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance and Southwest Sunrise; Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice; and Garvey in the Dark. Nikki lives in Corona, California.

Elizabeth Zunon grew up in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, and memories of her childhood can be seen in her artwork. She currently lives in Albany, New York. Find her online at www.lizzunon.com.

Reviews

"Grimes and Zunon capture the time-for-bed dance with verve, imagination and empathy in this tale of a not-sleepy child and her creative appeals to stay up longer... On each lovely page, Zunon collages realistic images of the family alongside fanciful, mythical-looking animals. With its refreshing ending -- the girl ends up in her parents' bed, as so many children do -- this one has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book." -- The New York Times
"vivid and appealing" -- The Wall Street Journal
"Lots of rich imagery plus brightly colored collage illustrations make this a wonderful choice to read to children at bedtime, rich with family, imagination, and love." -- Imagination Soup
"[A] rhythmic, playful romp through a restless child's bedtime routine... a loving, effective lullaby." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"An adorable and imaginative bedtime story to add to collections for young children...children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle." -- Booklist (starred review)
"A patient mother with a healthy sense of whimsy helps prepare her headstrong toddler for bed... Zunon's art takes this book to the next level: Her portrayals of the animals mentioned in the text are colorful and full of intriguing patterns and shapes. An adventurous treat of a bedtime story." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Lushly illustrated...A clever bedtime tale for stubborn, active twenty-first-century kids." -- Hornbook
"Exceptionally well-done... highly recommended." -- School Library Journal (starred review)