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The Napping House

The Napping House

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by Audrey Wood, Don Wood
     
 

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Delightful cumulative rhyme leads up to the consequences of piling too many sleepy people and animals in a cozy bed. "Don Wood's paintings endow Audrey's familiar plot with beauty and newness, conveying atmosphere as well as illustrating the story."-Publishers Weekly 16-3/16 X 18. Full-color illustrations

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Delightful cumulative rhyme leads up to the consequences of piling too many sleepy people and animals in a cozy bed. "Don Wood's paintings endow Audrey's familiar plot with beauty and newness, conveying atmosphere as well as illustrating the story."-Publishers Weekly 16-3/16 X 18. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
It's a rainy night, and granny is snoring on her bed. A sleepy boy plops on top of her, then a dog crawls up and dozes off on top of him. Next, a cat leaps up and settles for a snooze, and a teeny mouse jumps to the tippy top of the slumbering pile. All sleep happily, until a wakeful flea bites the mouse...ouch!!! Wood uses gradual changes in color and perspective, and her gleeful cumulative tale ends in sunshine and play.
Publishers Weekly
A picture-book favorite returns as an oversize board book just right for lap reading: The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illus. by Don Wood. The misty blue artwork that chronicles the "dreaming child," "snoring granny" and a number of additional snoozers seems to bleed off the pages with their rounded corners, until that "wakeful flea" disrupts the sleepers and the sunny colors signal the end of naptime. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
For its twenty-fifth birthday, the Woods' now classic book has had a makeover with very positive results. Let us start with the inviting new cover. The frame around the cover illustration is now gone. The cat and the mouse have joined granny, the child, and the dog on this "bed in a napping house, where everyone is sleeping." The block text has been replaced with one that suggests freedom of movement and is much more indicative of what is to come inside. A new typeface has been used for the text of the story, as well. Richer colors give greater definition to the objects in the bedroom. The blues have a deeper tone that reflects the grey, rainy day. As the reader turns the pages, she will more easily notice the subtle changes in the light in the room as the rain begins to dissipate until finally the sun comes out in all its glory. A CD accompanies this newly reprinted book. On it is a reading of the story which has specific musical notes for each of the creatures on the bed. There are six original songs about rain and rainy weather, and the story has been set to music as well. The tunes and songs have a soft, dreamlike quality—just right for a napping house. Preschool and kindergarten teachers will discover many ways to use these as extensions of the book. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
From the Publisher
star "An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours."—Booklist (starred)


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789577623263
Publisher:
Shang Yi Publishing Co/Tsai Fong Books
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
star "An appealing, stylish book that is perfect for story hours."—Booklist

Meet the Author

Audrey Wood  is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House, its companion The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the BathtubHeckedy Peg, Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.
 
 

Don Wood  is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House, its companion The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the BathtubHeckedy Peg, Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were written by his wife, Audrey Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.

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The Napping House 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Future_K_Teacher More than 1 year ago
This book can be used in ways besides just reading aloud - it can be used for math lessons as well! The illustrations are a little dark and creepy, in my opinion, but well done and provide a little humor as the characters all pile into the bed for a nap, one on top of the other.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Five sleepy-heads having a good sleep, then comes along number 6 and all heck breaks loose. What a creative tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This predictable book is great for emergent readers. The illustrations hold the readers attention throughout the lively story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love this book. The beautiful pictures and predictable story are perfect for little people learning to read and enjoy books. My nephews were given this book by me and my child now has it as well. Wonderful, simple book to add to your home library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Napping House continues to be everyone's favorite in our house! With it's rhyming paragraphs, little children can learn the words, quickly. Encouraging them to love reading by 'reading' this book to you. Along with the reading, you can spend time finding where all the little creatures have moved in the room before it is even time for them to jump on Granny's bed! The illustrations can't be beat! They are as beautiful as a fine piece of art! This will be a family favorite!! Add this book to your family's library today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter bought this book for her neice when she was born. It has been her all time favorite book. She's five now and enjoys it as much as she did the first time she heard it. Have bought a copy of this book for everyone I know who had been pregnant since. They have all said how much they enjoy this book too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book almost as much as my three year old does! It's beautifully illustrated and the story is wonderfully clever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a delightful tale giving examples of mood and action. The story is exciting and the illustrations are right on target. The style of the writing (the rhyme scheme used) and illustrations (watercolors) renders the book adorable by any reader of any age.
casalady More than 1 year ago
This is a charming book seeking the flea on every page and following its journey. Keeps the child's attention for sure. Highly recommend this book and don't forget to find the flea on the gate post at the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave copies over the years to each of my grandchildren!
CDU More than 1 year ago
I have given this book to many of the children in my family. My 2 1/2 year old great niece asks to have it read more often than any of her other books. She will even hold it in her lap and pretend to read it to herself. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed "The Napping House".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!
AJ32 More than 1 year ago
Brings back memories of "The House That Jack Built" which was one of my childhood favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3-year-old goddaughter loved this book as did her older siblings.
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bbmommy More than 1 year ago
it's better than I expected. I'm happy I bought it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book with beautiful illustrations. My 1st graders love reading this story and discovering who will be joining the pile of napping people/animals on the bed next. Audrey Wood's fantastic story telling skills are put to good use in this book. I highly recommend it and all others written by her. This book will keep you and your children coming back for more time and time again.
diannasheart More than 1 year ago
It is a fun story and fun to read. My 2 year old granddaughter absolutely LOVES it! I love reading it to her, using special inflections that help to make the story even more interesting and fun to listen to; waiting to see what happens on the next page. Great Book! Highly Recommended!
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Alleska More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for teaching children sequencing/order. It would be interesting for them not just the first time they read it, but to retell it later while trying to put the characters in logical order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my 6 year old grandson loved this boy, amusingly done and very colorful.
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