Eight dogs make for a raucous bedtime shuffle in this clever, delightfully illustrated oversize comics-style board book.
Shhh! I’m Sleeping
Everyone is sound asleep, but when Popov starts snoring, the others wake up. Nono wants a story, Zaza wants to switch beds, Kipp wants a drink of water…Will anyone sleep tonight?
French illustrator Dorothée de Monfreid is back with a fresh, comical take on sharing a bedroom and trying to sleep, in an unusual tall boardbook format.
Country of Origin France Reader Age 0-2 year, 2-5 year Book Size 30 × 16 cm 30 × 16 cm ISBN ShhhI8217mSleeping 9781927271957
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The New York Times –
Eight dogs in a pair of quadruple-level bunk beds make for a raucous bedtime shuffle in this clever, delightfully illustrated oversize comics-style board book.
Publishers Weekly, starred review –
The dogs’ prickly personalities, de Monfried’s enthusiastic cartooning, and an innately goofy premise deliver laughs with every page turn.
Kirkus Reviews –
While minimal speech bubbles help convey some action, much of the plot is to be discovered in the funny, detail-rich illustrations, which children will enjoy poring over again and again.
Bookrapt (NZ), November 2015 –
Pre-schoolers and parents will smile when they read this comical board book. It showcases the familiar bedtime antics of young ones trying to settle down to sleep.
The Source (NZ/Aust), August 2015 –
The conclusion is very amusing but also reflects a situation which all young readers (and all parents) will recognise … A perfect bedtime book.