Can I Just Take a Nap? by Ron Rauss

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Shhh…someone is TRYING to sleep in this rowdy picture book, winner of the General Mills Spoonful of Stories contest.

The newest winner of the General Mills Spoonfuls of Stories contest is a young boy who’s very tired from his busy day, but can’t seem to find enough peace and quiet to fall asleep.
     Can I Just Take a Nap? is the winner of the 4th annual Cheerios® New Author Contest. Selected from more than 8,000 entries by a team of editors, teachers, librarians, and General Mills staff, Can I Just Take a Nap? will also appear in a bilingual (English/Spanish) mini-paperback edition in 3 million specially marked boxes of Cheerios.

 

About Ron Rauss

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Ron Rauss is the winner of the General Mills Spoonful of Stories Contest. This is his first book.Rob Shepperson was born and raised in a sleepy southern state. For years, he has been making drawings for grown-ups’ newspapers. Illustrating children’s books has lured him back into a world where the stories are true to life. During waking hours, he lives with his family in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Visit him at RobShepperson.com.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The lengthy lines of Rauss’ rhyming verse add to its sometimes-stumbling rhythm, and readers never find out just why Aiden is so tired, a fact that detracts from the humor, especially given his seemingly younger sister’s unflagging energy level.

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Unluckily, the world is one noisy place: “There were radios blaring and cars that would beep./ Aiden McDoodle just wanted some sleep./ He tried closing the doors, he tried covering his head./ He tried upstairs and downstairs, he tried under the bed.” Joined by his mother and energetic sister,...

Apr 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Can I Just Take a Nap?

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