The Napping House Board book – Sep 1 2000
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There is a house,
a napping house,
where everyone is sleeping.
"Everyone," in this case is a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse... and a wakeful flea! Uh-oh. Looks like the napping house won't be napping for long. With their very own brand of humor, Audrey Wood and Don Wood create an appealing bedtime book compatible with Margaret Wise Brown's classic Goodnight Moon. This small, square board book, with its rhythmic, repetitive text and witty pictures in shades of ever-brightening blues and greens (as the night turns to day), is sure to be a winner with preschool insomniacs. The sleepy household congregates on Granny's bed, slowly building a very relaxed pile of bodies in shifting positions. Young readers will enjoy tracking the critters as they make their way, one by one, to the bed--and then guessing what will happen when the wakeful flea joins the heap. Be sure to look for this author-illustrator team's other hilarious collaborative efforts, including Piggies and Silly Sally. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter
star "An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours."--"Booklist" (starred)
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Don Wood, the illustrator, has done wonders with the light in these scenes. The dreary drizzly afternoon pours steadily, making the reader really want to snuggle up in a warm bed too. Then also, his drawings are quite clever. Each character appears in every single spread. The flea is represented more as a circular black dot with a halo about it. Almost as if the flea was lit from inside. Kids will probably enjoy locating the mouse and the flea in each and every picture as the scenes change and the characters toss and turn in bed. In the end, I was particularly taken with the grandmother. Sleeping in her nylon-like socks, her reaction upon falling back upon her bed and breaking it is one of pure joy. Atta girl, grandma! In that second to last scene in the book, daylight streams into the room, the blue walls now a cheery and dazzling yellow. Any child uncertain of the benefits of napping (of which there may be one or two) will enjoy seeing how lively and boisterous the characters are after getting a good afternoon's rest. The last page of the book speaks volumes for the benefits of sleep. A marvelous story.
The Napping House
by Audrey Wood
The Napping House is a realistic fiction/ fantasy book. It all started when poor old grandma was sleeping on a cozy bed and her grandson came and decided to sleep on her. Then along came the dog who decided to plop right on the grandson. Along walked a cat that saw that the bed looked very comfortable and decided to jump right on the dog. Then came a mouse who jumped right on the cat and started sleeping soundly. Then came the problem. The flea who decides to bite the mouse. Lets just say that after that it wasn't a napping house anymore.
The main characters in the book are the grandma, grandson, dog, cat, mouse, and flea. The characters in the book don't really have personalities but they all have something in common. They are all sleepy and are all trying to find a place to sleep. At the end of the book when the conclusion happens they all have something in common too. They are all happy.
I think this book is very good and I would recommend it to anyone especially little kids. The book is funny and none of the characters get mad at each other.The illustrations in the book are amazing and you can just see the characters come to life. The wording is flowing and is nicely done for anyone to understand. I hope after you read this review you go and read this book yourself or to someone else.
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My 2 year old son absolutely loves this book. And it's one that I enjoy reading to him.Published 8 months ago by Tanya
I loved reading this story to the children when I worked as an Early Childhood Educator. I bought this book for my son and we love reading it. The board book is very durable too.Published 15 months ago by Tanya Worsley
I am not sure if its just my kids...its a very silly book and my 3 yr old says it doesnt make any sense people falling on each other coz of a mite.Published 15 months ago by yearning's of veracity
This is one of my favorite books...
I love sharing it with the children in my life.
as a new child is born and they reach the toddler age I get this book
Both of my kids love this book! It's great repetition has them rhyming out the book while they play. Finding the Flea is fun for the older (2-4 year old) child. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is the story of a house where everyone sleeps in one bed
and how they all wake up, when the mouse sneezes. Read more
I really liked this book. It was a good book for sequencing. I thought the pictures were very colorful.Published on March 5 2004
This is my all-time favorite children's book. I read it so many times I have it memorized! The pictures are beautiful and the story is simple. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Megan