Everybody sleeps (but not Fred)

by Schneider, Josh, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
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Every kind of bird and beast has to sleep, from the monkeys in the jungle to the whales in the ocean to the ants under the ground. But not Fred. His to-do list is far too long! Armed with plenty of imagination, this determined little boy and his attempts to resist bedtime are sure to strike a chord with today's over scheduled families. Drowsy animals of all stripes look on in disbelief as Fred keeps on going and going and going, until . . . Could it be that, after so much activity, even Fred needs to rest? Shhh. Close the book softly, and please let Fred sleep.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Everybody sleeps. It's a common bedtime-book premise. In this send-up, there's an exception to the rule: Fred. Don't let his nighttime routine of bathing and toothbrushing fool you. His toy boat (SS Insomnia) grows large! Fred packs for his adventures in the snoozy jungle, where he jumps; and on the dozy farm, where he shouts, blowing the barn apart. No one can sleep when Fred is around. The art tells its own cumulative tale. An exhausted character from each setting carries over into the next (many of them foreshadowed by the toys in Fred's room). They appear against backdrops of white space, allowing youngsters to pore over their expressive faces as well as other details in the art. What tuckers out Fred? The rhyming verse introduces a poetry book so boring / children soon are prone and snoring. With Fred finally asleep, the tale concludes with a warning: Close book softly or Fred will wake up . . ., prompting screams. A bedtime story sure to inspire dreams of imaginative antics.--McDermott, Jeanne Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A boy named Fred is too busy to fall asleep in this bedtime-book send-up from the always hilarious Schneider (Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover). In ironic lilting verse, Schneider describes one somnolent scene after another as birds and beasts call it a night ("In the jungle, toucans snooze./ Also sloths and cockatoos./ Ignoring snoring striped hyenas,/ monkeys dream they're ballerinas"). "But not Fred. Fred had important jumping to do," he continues as the boy sails over the heads of grimacing, tutu-clad monkeys. Fred disrupts slumbering barnyard animals by "breaking the world shouting record" (he's seen performing on a speakers-laden stage fit for a Kiss concert), and sea creatures get a rude awakening when Fred arrives on the S.S. Insomnia to test his tubas and alpenhorns. From visual gags like jellyfish in sleep masks (Do they even have eyes?) to verse mocking soporific picture-book rhymes ("Sleepy bunnies blah blah blah/ Fluffy tummies blah blah blah"), it's a pitch-perfect parody. Sorry, parents: kids will be too busy laughing to get sleepy reading this one. Ages 4-8. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Sleep behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Animals -- Sleep behavior -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2015
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780544339248
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