While You Were Napping
No young child likes to take a nap, and the little boy in this story is no exception. His mother promises he isn’t going to miss anything. But, it seems, while he is napping, quite a lot of incredible things happen. Since no one else has to take naps, all the other children have a party and play outside. Construction workers come and let the kids take over the bulldozers. One of the kids finds a dinosaur skeleton and gives everyone a bone. Robots show up and fix a great meal – the kind no mother would ever fix. Then pirates…well, you get the idea. Simply the best of days with tons of wonderful things happening all while the boy naps.
The story is told from the older sister’s point of view, an older sister doing her best to make her little brother miserable, and she has quite the imagination. Jenny Offill’s absolutely charming text is completed by the brilliant illustrations by Barry Blitt. This laugh-out-loud funny picture book is bound to become a favorite with youngsters and those who read to them. Not to be missed.
|Schwartz & Wade
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