Oliver Who Would Not Sleep!
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Oliver Who Would Not Sleep!

by Mara Bergman, Nick Maland, Nick Maland
     
 

Move over, Frances the badger, and good night, silly old moon. Meet Oliver -- a boy who *really* knows how to stay up!

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!

And why should he? As soon as his parents shut his door, Oliver's off on all kinds of explorations: painting and reading, drawing and racing -- and a little trip to

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Move over, Frances the badger, and good night, silly old moon. Meet Oliver -- a boy who *really* knows how to stay up!

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!

And why should he? As soon as his parents shut his door, Oliver's off on all kinds of explorations: painting and reading, drawing and racing -- and a little trip to Mars for good measure. But his explorations end where all explorations should: safe at home, in a warm bed . . . asleep.

For every parent with an Oliver (or Olivia) in their lives, and every child seeking a little fun before shut-eye, OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP is the perfect bedtime adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
As Bergman explains, "Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep liked staying awake more than going to sleep." So instead of sleeping, he paints, draws and reads. Then, he goes on an imaginative adventure when he blasts off in a rocket to Mars. He is not scared when he lands on the faraway planet, but when he feels cold, he sees his house across the miles and wants to go back home. He flies through outer space until he is back in his room with his stuffed animals. Then, with a big stretch and a yawn, he finally falls asleep. This lyrical rhyme is a fine bedtime story for preschoolers. Oliver's simple adventure provides some suspense without being overly stimulating, and the rest of the story draws slowly to the cozy and comfortable conclusion. The soft rhyme is smooth and simple and sounds musical when it is read aloud. The appealing illustrations are large and the colors are all soothing pale pastels. Reviewer: Vicki Foote
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep has a room full of toys, and his healthy imagination makes it impossible to sleep when there are canvases to paint, books to read, magic to create, and moons to visit. He cannot possibly stop to rest until he has exhausted all his options-and himself. Then he snuggles down with his favorite soft toys, much to the satisfaction of his parents, who are peeking at him from around the bedroom door. Starting with the picture on the title page of a wide-awake Oliver in bed but ready to spring out, there is a driven intensity about this book with its bold text and full-bleed, fanciful spreads. Young listeners will understand the message-that there are too few hours in a day. This is an excellent selection for pajama storytimes and one-on-one sharing. Pair it with Helen Cooper's The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed (Dial, 1997) or Jane Dyer's Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap! (Little, Brown, 2002) for a satisfying bedtime experience.
—Kara Schaff DeanCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439928267
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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