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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.

Book Information:


Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication date:09/01/2015


Product dimensions:9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)





I am a quiet woman growing each day in the LORD. Christ is my home. He is the well from which I drink. I became His 25 years ago. I am 71 so that is actually a small percentage of my life through which I could have walked closely with Him. No matter, He never stopped waiting for me. I am now a widow from a Christ-centered marriage of 25 years to Kenneth. I praise God for him. I miss him so. We had no children. I feel God’s call to be His light in this dark world. I am grateful for the love God gives to me so I may give it away. I live in Lufkin, Texas, USA (in Deep East Texas/Pineywoods). I have taught Women’s Sunday School/Bible Study, co-administrated/taught a teen girls’ annual conference. I participate in women’s Bible studies in church as well as on my own. I am a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in California, Washington, D.C., and have taught older children and adults in Oregon and Texas. I also retired from being a children’s librarian in the public library system, a job I thoroughly loved. I tutored primary-aged children who are falling behind in those early years of school until we moved in May 2017.

8 thoughts on “THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood

    1. I know…the good thing is is that this may be the 30year anniversary of the original but this is about them being restless on a full moon instead of napping! So it is a new fun read to go with the original.


  1. Oh, how fun! I hadn’t heard that this was out, but we adore all the Wood books we have around here! We’ll definitely have to check this one out! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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