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Sleep Like a Tiger (lap board book) (Board book)

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By Mary Logue, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
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Even if they don’t love bedtime itself, all children love an enchanting bedtime story. Caldecott-winning Zagarenski’s mixed media illustrations combine with Logue’s soothing, gentle text to carry the reader into a sleepy state that’s sure to bring about the sweetest of dreams.

— Kaley

My favorite bedtime book, this charming tale is of a girl who isn’t sleepy. Through dreamy art exploring a number of very sleepy animals, with crisp cozy details as well, this book is gorgeous in image and words! 

— Petra


In a lyrical bedtime book with echoes of Run Away Bunny cadence, the fresh look of two-time Caldecott Honoree Pamela Zagarenski's luminous illustrations paired with Mary Logue's poetic language frame the very simple-sounding question: does everything in the world go to sleep? This Caldecott Honor book is certain to give you peaceful dreams! Now in lap board book. 

Does everything in the world go to sleep? In a sincere, poetic, and imaginative dialogue between a not-so-sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. Two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Pamela Zagarenski’s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. Winner of the Caldecott Honor, this rare gem is now in lap board book format.

About the Author

Award-winning author Mary Logue has written more than twenty books for children. She lives on the Mississippi with writer Pete Hautman. This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin.

Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor's Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at, on Instagram @sacredbee, and Twitter @sacredbeez.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781328482648
ISBN-10: 1328482642
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 36
Language: English