TIME FOR NAPS
Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Little Simon 2002
I had written two board books already–ANIMAL TRAIN and BEDTIME FOR BUNNY. Enjoying the form (and the wonderful editor at Little Simon) I decided to try another. I wrote a book about a little dinosaur resisting naptime. But it was too close to my HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT? book. So, with the editor’s blessing, I turned the dino into a child who is making all her stuffed animals (including a dinosaur) take a nap before finally taking a nap herself. Or is it himself? The wonderful drawings are genderless, just perfect for a toddler book.
What reviewers have said:
- “Coupled with Hiroe Nakata’s playful illustration, Yolen’s rhythmic text will lull sleepyheads off to sleep, or coax nap-haters to at least relax with their favorite stuffed playmates.” — WonderKorner