Time to Sleep


It’s time to sleep! Who dozes standing on one leg without falling over, snores while flying, or snuggles together in a big sleepy pile?

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It’s time to sleep! Who dozes standing on one leg without falling over, snores while flying, or snuggles together in a big sleepy pile?

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Editorial Reviews

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"These will be an effective way to introduce animal habits and to link them to human behavior, and they may elicit audience interest in further discussion and exploration." —Bulletin
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
As companion to their books on bathing and eating, Jenkins and Page here discuss how and where seventeen different creatures sleep. In a smaller size than their usual books, they offer brief information and illustrations on single or double pages, usually accompanied by a humorous comment. Included are the giraffe, the hairy armadillo, the red fox, bee-eaters, the basilisk, the flamingo, the parrotfish, the warthog, the green sea turtle, the white stork, the European hedgehog, the wood frog, long-horned bees, the koala, the walrus, the bottlenose dolphin, and gorillas. Somehow the sleepy basilisk and equally drowsy koala can balance in trees. The wood frog and hedgehog need a longer rest and find places to hibernate. All the characters, sometimes with their resting places, are beautifully and naturalistically recreated from torn-and cut-paper collage. Additional factual information on each creature is included at the end. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Jenkins and Page introduce an array of creatures, showcasing how they bathe and sleep. Both titles conclude with an appendix detailing further information about the featured animals. The illustrations are rendered in torn- and cut-paper collage, with each animal is set against a white background. The brief text floats nearby, resulting in a pleasant balance that focuses on the creature in question. In Bath, readers are informed that animals bathe for different reasons: to clean themselves, to cool off, to warm up, and to dissuade parasites. A "vulture takes a sunbath. The sun's warmth feels good, and the sunlight helps kill bacteria." The gecko, lacking eyelids, keeps its eyeballs dirt-free by licking them with "its long, flexible tongue." Sleep introduces animals from the familiar red fox to the lesser-known basilisk. Fascinating behaviors are detailed with explanations, such as the "white stork sleeps in flight…by taking a series of naps that last just a few seconds each." Among the myriad curiosities is the bottlenose dolphin: "one half of its brain stays awake to tell the dolphin when it's time to surface and take a breath." Readers will be captivated.—Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547250403
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 454,606
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

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