Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon’s latest children’s masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime.
It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy.
"No! No! No!
You beat the word like a drum
the minute I say
"Come, sweet creature.
He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake.
Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night.
“Exceptionally well-done… gorgeous illustrations… a fresh approach to a subject that resonates with families raising small children.”
-School Library Journal, STARRED review
“A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle.”
-Booklist, STARRED review