One of our Children's Books Department staff's new favorite board books, and a great book to read after Goodnight Moon.
Now in board book format, this lyrical animal ABC book is just right for bedtime--or anytime!
From antlered antelope to zzz-ing zebra, all the awake animals are getting sleepy in this abridged board book edition of a favorite bedtime alphabet book, from an acclaimed author and bestselling illustrator. This exquisite celebration of language and nature is perfect for lulling little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.
About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon is the author of more than fifty books, including Half a Moon and One Whole Star. She lives in Vermont.
David McPhail has created dozens of beloved picture books, including If You Were My Bunny and Mole Music. He lives in New Hampshire.
Praise for All the Awake Animals are Almost Asleep:
A National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Winner
* "With meticulous inking and a palette of watercolors that glows with the soft colors of dusk and twilight, McPhail portrays an animal world where sleep is a welcome visitor and bedding down is an eloquent expression of personality."—Publishers Weekly%2C starred review
"McPhail's watercolors are luxuriously colorful, like a warm, luminescent blanket at bedtime, and the alliterative text is softly lulling."—New York Times Book Review
"McPhail's watercolor-and-ink illustrations... are consistently lovely.... A sweet depiction of sleepy animals."—Kirkus Reviews