All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep by Crescent Dragonwagon & David McPhail

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My little one, lay down your head.It's time to doze, it's time for bed.You tell me, "I'm not sleepy now.""Just try," I say. You ask me, "How?"
In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.
 

About Crescent Dragonwagon & David McPhail

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Crescent Dragonwagon is the James Beard Award–winning author of seven cookbooks, including Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, Passionate Vegetarian, and, most recently, The Cornbread Gospels. She is also a contributing editor to Relish magazine and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today and NPR’s The Splendid Table. She lives, grows, and cooks her beans on a farm in Putney, Vermont.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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This introductory section adopts a rhythmic, rhyming text that culminates with the mother saying, “The answer, darling little child, / is every creature, tame and wild, / has night and day, has still and leap, / has wide awake and sound asleep.” Ensuing pages go through the alphabet using alliter...

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When a small boy resists sleep, his mother points out that “every creature, tame and wild,/ has night and day, has still and leap,/ has wide awake and sound asleep.” While McPhail imagines that some of those weary animals are watching from the doorway and window, Dragonwagon offers an “alph...

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