Sweet Dreams by Kimiko Kajikawa
How Animals Sleep

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In rhythmic words and affecting pictures, this inviting picture book introduces young children to a world of sleeping creatures. Some animals, like bats, sleep upside down, while others, like koalas and lions, snore up in the trees. Sharks, on the other hand, sleep with their eyes open wide so they won't miss a potential meal.

Animals large and small all have good reasons for sleeping the way they do, and Kimiko Kajikawa explores their particular and often humorous habits in this charming ode to bedtime. Sweet Dreams is a 2000 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About Kimiko Kajikawa

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Kimiko Kajikawa is the author and photographer of several books for young readers. A high school librarian, Ms. Kajikawa lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, with her family and many pets.
Published April 15, 1999 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This charming picture book explores how various animals sleep.

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sharks ""rest with eyes open wide."" The last spread includes photos of a napping baby and mom and of a young girl, while the text makes the anticipated overture to readers: ""Everyone sleeps in a different way./ How will you go to sleep today?"" The appealing book design gives equal space to the...

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