While You Are Sleeping

While You Are Sleeping


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A wonderfully warm and atmospheric book, suffused with magic — from the author of the popular and acclaimed Beegu.

We are the bedside toys.
Do you ever stop to think what we go through,
night after night, while you are sleeping?

Every day they sit as still as stone but at night the bedside team comes to life — scaring away bad dreams, squishing the bed bugs flat and even checking for monsters. It’s hard work, but in the morning, when the child awakes, the bedside toys are richly rewarded.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374383305
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Alexis Deacon is the illustrator/author of the best-sellers Slow Loris and Beegu, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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While You Are Sleeping 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
emleonard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read to young children. When I was a child I use to wonder if my stuffed animals use to play when I wasn't home. "While You Are Sleeping" might help young children that are afraid to sleep alone or in the dark sleep in their own beds as long as they have their stuffed animals.
claire.cavell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The toys, at night, awake to check every corner and under the bed to make sure you are safe.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved Deacon's illustrations for Jitterbug Jam, and I love this book. It's like he has a little sightline into my life, what with Godzilla in Jitterbug and a sock monkey here. His gentle, soft style is perfectly soothing for a bedtime story. The story itself feels fresh, even though it's essentially a combination of the old someone-protects-you-when-you're-sleeping and your-toys-are-up-to-all-kinds-of-stuff-when-you-aren't-paying-attention genres. The text is simple and smooth. The design is nice in terms of page breaks, font size, and text placement. I like it.