The Woods have done it again! Their classic, “The Napping House,” has a companion. Rhyming and rhythmic text merrily gallops along the pages, in a similar fashion as the original. Due to the full moon, though, it works in reverse.
So it begins: “There is a house,
a full-moon house,
where everyone is restless.”
Most of the characters are the same. Granny, the child, the dog, a cat, a mouse, and a cricket (instead of the flea). They are sleepless, fidgety, playful, prowling, worried, and chirping, respectively, but not cozy, snoring, dreaming, dozing, snoozing, nor napping!
Don Wood is the illustrator, using the same vivid blues and warm tones so we have this feeling that there is something quite familiar, that we just might know this book, yet we do NOT! It is great fun in a whole new way!
Reading Level: 4 – 8 Years
Audrey Wood is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, Piggies, The Big Hungry Bear, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. She has written and illustrated others as well. All can be found @ their website which includes a video of this couple talking about this book. They are on Twitter too @AudreyWoodBooks
Don Wood is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po, plus he wrote and illustrated Into the Volcano. The Woods live in both California and Hawaii. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a website for this couple @ HMHBooks/The Napping House.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Product dimensions:9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)