Sleep Like A Tiger

Sleep Like A Tiger

Book - 2012
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2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award

In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny - like cadence: "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. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski's rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012
ISBN: 9780547641027
Branch Call Number: E LOG
Characteristics: [34] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Zagarenski, Pamela

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AMDLibrary
Oct 20, 2017

A delicious and gorgeous bedtime story that will leave your young tiger feeling peaceful and strong.

Pamela Zagarenski's rich and evocative collage illustrations are dense and rich and dreamlike. A perfect bedtime read for sleeping tigers and sleepy children.

JCLChristiH May 03, 2014

STEAM Activity (Math): Sleep Calculators - Figure out when your bedtime should be |
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churchstreader
Nov 05, 2013

The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. Highly recommend -- it is helpful for kids, who never want to sleep!, to know that all animals sleep, it is not just they who go to bed!

ChristchurchLib Mar 26, 2013

Winner of a 2013 Caldecott Honor. In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny - like cadence: "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. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski's rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours.

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Green_Cat_237 Mar 17, 2013

I didn't care for this book. It was a little weird. I wouldn't choose it to read to kids I was babysitting.

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WordWoman007
Feb 18, 2013

This is a story that all parents and kids will relate to - it's bedtime, but the protagonist just isn't sleepy and she doesn't want to go to bed. What follows is a sweet account of her conversation with her very patient parents, and it has a happy ending (a sleeping child). As charming as the book is, though, the illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski are stunning. They complement the story and make this a book worth buying.

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Apr 17, 2015

red_bird_2941 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over

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