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About the book
  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399544842
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $12.99
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Little Sleepyhead




A board book for the most cuddly bedtime ever! 

Tired little eyes,
ready now for bed,

Tired little everything,
precious sleepyhead.

                                                                                                                                                      
By the end of a busy day, little knees are tired from crawling, little arms are tired from stretching—even little lips are tired from blowing kisses. But with the help of gentle verse, and art as sweet as a bedtime lullaby, tired little eyes will quickly give way to sleep.

Shhh . . .

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780399544842
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Authors

Elizabeth McPike

Elizabeth McPike was for many years the editor of a journal on education. Her three children, all grown up now, never stopped being "every wish answered". She is the author of two previous books: Little Sleepyhead and Little Bitty Friends. She lives in Washington, DC.


Praise for Little Sleepyhead

““McPike’s rhyming tale flows as smoothly as a lullaby, describing a child’s body parts, from ‘ tired little toes’ to ‘tired little everything’ as a variety of ‘precious little sleepyheads’ are prepared for bed. . . . Barton’s illustrations show a variety of babies, siblings, and caregivers. . . . An excellent choice for bedtime-themed programs or one-on-one nighttime routines.” --School Library Journal   “Try holding still while reading ‘Tired little arms, stretching up so high, // Tired little hands, waving bye, bye, bye.’ Acting out these lines and, additionally, ‘Tired little toes, wiggling one to ten,’ for example, will promote language development and prove great fun for babies and young toddlers to mimic. . . . In the crowded field of bedtime books, this is a very sweet nighttime send-off for the littlest yawners.” --Kirkus Reviews "Engaging . . . The text is just long enough to tie the ideas together nicely while keeping the forward motion of a picture book designed for the youngest children. In the winsome illustrations, a racially diverse group of babies engages in activities such as crawling, reaching for bubbles, and waving to a bird. . . . Each doublepage spread shows a different child interacting with a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other caregiver (even a family dog)." --Booklist”


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