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A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

A Book of Sleep (2007)

by Il Sung Na

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"When the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, everyone goes to sleep...except for the watchful owl."

Na then describes how many other different animals sleep - standing up, on the move, quietly, noisily, eyes closed or open - but "when the sky turns blue and the sun glows bright...everyone wakes up! Except for the tired owl."

Add this to the stack of great bedtime books. (See also: Sleep Like A Tiger, Goodnight Everyone, Hooray for Today)

Illustrations created by combining "handmade painterly textures" with digitally generated layers, compiled in Photoshop. ( )
  JennyArch | Jul 5, 2018 |
This book mainly talks about how the owl stays awake at night while other animals sleep. It talks about how animals sleep differently from each other such as either standing up or in a group. This book was very fun to read and really gives good information while being interesting.
  Caleyt7 | Feb 15, 2017 |
Lovely pictures. Annoyed that the first sleeping animals were koalas. Koalas, like owls, are nocturnal. ( )
  janillabean | Jan 16, 2016 |
27 months- the art work is fantastic and the story would have been good at a year. It's a bit too simple at this point for my daughter. Still the artwork makes this one worth a read. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Lindsey Johnson

Book # 6


Book Summary: This is a book about sleep. There is an owl that goes on a moonlight journey watching all the different animals sleep. The story has many different animals and explains that everyone sleeps differently. Some sleep standing up, some sleep on the go. Some sleep peacefully all by themselves, some sleep together all cuddled up.

Personal Reaction: This was a very cute book. It informs the children about sleep and that everyone is different. We may be doing the same thing but it’s okay if we’re doing it different than someone else.

Extension Activities:
1. Discuss the many different animals and how they sleep, compared to how we sleep.
2. Choose an animal, research how they sleep than draw me a picture of tem sleeping.
  LindseyJohnson | Apr 10, 2015 |
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PreS-K— This starry wonderland soothes young listeners through succinct phrasing and powerful pacing. ... Dreams, enhanced through slight white outlines, provide an unusual nuance to this delightful tale. This refreshing glimpse into the whimsical world of sleep truly soars.—

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... except for the watchful owl.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375862234, Hardcover)

When the sky grows dark
and the moon glows bright,
everyone goes to sleep . . .
except for the watchful owl!

With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move! Some sleep peacefully alone, while others sleep all together, huddled close.

Il Sung Na makes his American debut with this gorgeous bedtime offering. While each animal rests in its own special way, little ones will also drift off to a cozy sleep.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:09 -0400)

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While other animals sleep at night, some quietly and others noisily, some alone and others huddled together, a wide-eyed owl watches.

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