The Little Sleepyhead by Fran Manushkin

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Meet the Little Sleepyhead, who lives back when the world is so young that the rocks are little pebbles and the chicks are still in their eggs. He's tired from playing all day. Where will he sleep? Not in the tickly grass, and not on the slippery lily pads. Not on a bumpy tree branch, and not even on a great pillow of a bear. Finally, with the help of the wind and some special friends, the Little Sleepyhead finds what he needs.

This humorous story about the creation of the first bed&150and the arrival of a sweet hug&150is illustrated in rich pastel tones and textures sure to send other little sleepyheads into blissful reverie.


About Fran Manushkin

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Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo she's Fran's great-niece but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computerin New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy. Leonid Gore moved to the U.S. from his native Russia in 1991. He has illustrated "The Sugar Child, The Malachite Palace, Sleeping Boy, Who Was Born This Special Day?, The Secret of the Great Houdini, The Princess Mouse, " and, most recently, "Saints Among the Animals" for Atheneum. He is also the author and illustrator of "Danny's First Snow." Mr. Gore lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland, New Jersey, where monarchs are occasionally sighted.
Published May 11, 2004 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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This little sleepyhead is an urchin with wild hair and an imp’s mien, and he wants to sleep after playing all day.

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In the same way that a small child sneaking around the house often ends up crashing into something, Little Sleepyhead sets off a chain of loud accidents in the forest, until he finds himself in front of a big pile of feathers and in the company of "someone to hug."

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