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The Napping House Wakes Up

The Napping House Wakes Up

by Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator)

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A new pop-up version of this perennial favorite will delight new and familiar readers. It retains its charm as a cumulative bedtime story, but the funny antics in each spread may succeed in keeping little ones awake rather than encourage them to go to sleep.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-This pop-up rendition of a modern classic won't wake up many readers. The story is compressed into 10 full-page spreads (from the original 14), with the result that the nappers pile atop one another in pairs rather than one by one, the final scene is a conflation, several lines of text are dropped, and the pacing is uneven. Except for the flea's dramatic advent on an acetate strip, the pop-up effects aren't particularly eyeopening either. The dozing dog rolls over about an inch, the snoozing cat's tail barely twitches, and several strings and struts are plainly visible after the tabs are pulled. Buy another copy of the original picture book, which is more dramatic and considerably less fragile.-John Peters, New York Public Library

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Harcourt Children's Books
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
11.17(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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

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