The Napping House

Author:  Audrey Wood
Illustrator:  Don Wood


There is a house,
a napping house,
where everyone is sleeping.

“Everyone,” in this case is a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse… and a wakeful flea! Uh-oh. Looks like the napping house won’t be napping for long. With their very own brand of humor, Audrey and Don Wood create an appealing bedtime book compatible with Margaret Wise Brown’s classic Goodnight Moon. This small, square board book, with its rhythmic, repetitive text and witty pictures in shades of ever-brightening blues and greens (as the night turns to day), is sure to be a winner with preschool insomniacs.

Granny’s snoring soon has the sleepy household assembled on her bed.  As they gather, an elaborate yet relaxed pile of bodies in shifting positions takes shape. Young readers will enjoy tracking the critters as they make their way, one by one, to the bed–and then guessing what will happen when the wakeful flea joins the heap.

Be sure to look for this author-illustrator team’s other collaborative efforts, including Piggies and Silly Sally.  Booklist Review


Mary Byrne Kline


  1. Deni Corbett says:

    Best book ever.

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