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Anansi & Groundwood Gift Catalogue

  • Reading Levels

    Guided Reading Level: F Reading Recovery Level: 9-10
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail (CA)

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 40 $16.95 CAD
  • Supply Detail (US)

    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 40 $16.95 USD
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By (author): Iris De Moüy Translated by: Shelley Tanaka
Iris De Moüy ,

Translated by :

Shelley Tanaka


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Printed dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 2 - 5, Grade (US) P - K
Oct 01, 2014
$16.95 CAD


6.25in x 11 x 0.45 in | 0.66 lb

Page Count:

28 pages


Full-color throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year 2014, Commended Huffington Post Best Picture Books of the Year: Bedtime Book 2014, Commended An ALA Notable Children's Book 2015, Commended Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year 2015, Commended
  • Short Description
A sweet and silly book, perfect for any child who has ever said no to a nap.

All of the animals on the savannah are grumpy — no, they will not take a nap! But one little girl may know just what to do to make sure these creatures can get some much-needed shut-eye.

The crocodile and hippo insist that naps are for babies, the ostrich hides its head in the sand, and the hyena simply laughs at the suggestion.

But the cranky expressions on the animals’ faces give them away — these grouchy beasts are all in serious need of a nap!

Fortunately for these sleepy creatures a little girl appears who knows the secret to a good snooze: first close one eye, then close the other one. And, just like that, all of the animals are out like a light. It’s naptime on the savannah!

Iris de Moüy is a French illustrator who has exhibited her work around the world. She lives in Paris.

SHELLEY TANAKA is an award-winning author, translator and editor who has written and translated more than thirty books for children and young adults. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Shelley lives in Kingston, Ontario.

This cavalcade of disapproval and huffiness is uproarious . . . a flat-out delight. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

The illustrations are sublime in their restraint and fearless use of ample white space . . . A lovely, if wakeful, bedtime book. - Kirkus Reviews

The illustrations and hand-painted text give Naptime an interesting maturity in its design, one which lends itself well to making this story timeless. - CM Magazine

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