About the Author
Award-winning author Mary Logue has written more than 20 books for children. She lives on the Mississippi River with writer Pete Hautman. This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin.
Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski is a brilliant painter of many worlds. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates sculptures and large paintings, which can be viewed at an art gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. She divides her time between Stonington, Connecticut, and her house on Prince Edward Island.
In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes the cadence of beloved children's book Runaway Bunny: “Does everything in the world go to sleep?” the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all-sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski’s rich, luminous, mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. This book is a rare gem.
- 40 pages
- Published: 2012
- Recommended for ages 4–7
"This deeply satisfying story offers what all children crave when letting go—security and a trusted companion." —Kirkus, starred review
"Touched with enchantment . . . This may put little ones to sleep, but they'll have a lot to look at before they close their eyes." —Booklist, starred review
"Zagarenski's paintings take Logue's story to places marvelously distant in thought and time; each spread holds treasures to find even after several readings." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Logue’s text is reassuring and rhythmic, but it is the fine detail and plush atmospherics of Zagarenski’s layered multimedia illustrations that make the book shine.” —New York Times Online
2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award