Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Napping House by Audrey Wood, Illustrated by Don Wood
“There is a house, a napping house, where everyone is sleeping.” is how this lovely story by Audrey & Don Wood starts out. We then meet the sleeping members of this home’s family one by one until we meet... a flea that’s awake?! Gasp! Your little ones will love meeting the family and animals as they all progressively pile up and take a nap in their own special way. E just loves showing me where the kitty is and playing “spot the bugga”. We got a copy in padded board book form which is REALLY nice with a toddler. It’s more durable than the average board book. It’s also a bit larger too which E really loves. He hauls “The Napping House” around with him everywhere and asks to read it a couple times a day. It makes a great addition to a nap or bed time routine too due to its soothing, repetitive narrative.
Well, that’s it for E’s Pick of the Week. Check back next Tuesday for another awesome book chosen by my toddler. ;)
“The Napping House” is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and is available in hardcover, paperback, board book and padded board book at your local bookstore.