No Go Sleep! by Kate Feiffer

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A baby—finally—falls asleep with the rest of the world in this soothing picture book with audio from Kate and Jules Feiffer.

And the sun said,
“I’ve gone for the day.
When you wake up,
I’ll be back to play.”

Even though the stars are out and the moon is bright, the baby says, “No, go, sleep!” But as the world around the baby gradually goes to sleep—first the sun, then the moon, then the sheep, tree, and owl—the baby finally, finally, finally falls asleep too. Lyrically written, this lulling text, paired with soothing art and including audio accompaniment, will put even the youngest reader in the mood to visit dreamland.

About Kate Feiffer

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Kate Feiffer is a writer, a filmmaker, and a mother. She is the author of the picture books President Pennybaker; But I Wanted a Baby Brother!; The Wild, Wild Inside; Which Puppy?; and My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life; and of the middle-grade novel The Problem with the Puddles. She lives with her family on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Visit her at
Published June 12, 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 33 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the mommy says, “Please go to sleep,” in a left-hand illustration depicting her leaning over the crib of a calm but still wide-awake baby, the facing page shows baby simply and firmly responding, “NO!” Funny in and of itself after such a long build-up of gentle reassurances, the humor of thi...

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Publishers Weekly

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“I’ll stay awake and watch over you.” “No!” says the stubborn baby, seemingly immune to this cosmic persuasion, though his eyes say otherwise.

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The Wall Street Journal

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As the baby fights sleep, the Feiffers offer kind and quirky reassurance: The moon promises to keep watch, the sun promises to return and a car driving by says, "Beep, beep, sleep, sleep."

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