Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Sweet Dreams, Wild Animals!

A Story of Sleep



Media: Hardback

Item #: 378   Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-87842-637-9
Pages: 32   Size: 8.5 x 11

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Slumber and science in harmonious combination, equally suitable for bedtime reading or for sharing with wakeful groups.--Kirkus Reviews

This mix of bedtime sleepytime verses and interesting content makes for an enjoyable tow for one.--Nancy Call, School Library Journal

The sun has set; the sky is dark. Bright stars shine in the night. Itís time to rest, to dream sweet dreams, then wake with morningís light.

The animals will slumber, too. Some near, some far away. How will they settle down to sleep? Each has a special way.

Fourteen animals, including the cuddly koala, the hairy anteater, and the wise owl, are featured in this lyrical bedtime story about the unusual ways that animals sleep. Natural history notes explain how each animal sleeps, from the magnificent frigatebird, which naps while flying hundreds of feet above the sea, to the walrus, which sleeps with its tusks anchored in floating ice. Whimsical watercolors of dozing animals will help any weary child fall to sleep with a smile. Common Core aligned activity guide available at