A Book of Sleep

A Book of Sleep

by Il Sung Na

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When the sky grows dark
and the moon glows bright,
everyone goes to sleep . . .
except for the watchful owl!

With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move! Some sleep peacefully alone, while others sleep all together, huddled close.

Il Sung Na makes his American debut with this gorgeous bedtime offering. While each animal rests in its own special way, little ones will also drift off to a cozy sleep.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385374644
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
File size: 39 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Originally from Korea, Il Sung Na studied illustration at Kingston University and now lives in London.

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Starred Review, Booklist, November 1, 2009:
"Na’s wonderfully illustrated debut is one of those bedtime books that children will likely turn to again and again."

Review, New York Times Book Review, December 6, 2009:
“So thoroughly does the book inhabit its sleepy world.”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 14, 2009:
"It's the rare picture book that, upon arrival, feels as though it has been around for years already"

Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2009:
"Nimble lines influence the gentle mood through spotted colors and shaded images, balancing darkness and light to depict the passing of time."

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A Book of Sleep 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute bedtime story. It is about how although they have animals who are awake during that day time, they have others who play at night as this one owl watches. The owl keeps watch over all the other animals as they sleep, and steps in as our tour guide around the night. The illustrations in the book are very cute and detailed, which will keep childern interesting while reading.
arewald on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A beautifully illustrated book about how different animals sleep in different ways. It is essentially non-fiction, but the reader follows the owl "protagonist" as he discovers all of these different ways of sleeping. This book is useful for talking about nature, animals, and about differences and similarities.
alyson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How beautiful! I loved the illustrations and think I might read this to myself every night before bed!
ebmcc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very short; dark illustrations for night, but interesting to look at.
cjwagstaff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"When the sky grows dark and the moon glows birght, everyone goes to sleep..except for the watchful owl." Some sleep quietly (the koala) while some sleep noisily (the elephant. Some sleep standing up (the horse) while some sleep while moving (the whale). Some sleep alone (the giraffe) while some sleep together (penguins). A very simple but fun book!
cassinolan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun bedtime story about how different animals sleep. Try to find the owl in every photo! Beautiful illustrations.
heby on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really loved the illustrations in this book and I think that is what drew me to the book at the library in the first place. I like how the book points out all of our differences yet the unity of the fact that we all need sleep, even the owl although he sleeps during the day. It's a sweet bedtime story that could be read again and again and again.
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