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Jack's Granny

  • Jan 14, 2009
This little story is reminiscent in style to the old British nursery rhyme, "This is the House that Jack Built", both being cumulative tales. In The Napping House, all the human and animal inhabitants of Granny's house, beginning with Granny herself, pile atop one another, one at a time to take a rainy day snooze. Page by page, the reader watches the heap rise, in quirky but lovely pastel-colored illustrations. One of the pleasures of reading this book is looking at the background details, at first overlooked but becoming more evident with each new perusal. A relaxing little story, perfect for winding down at any time of day, for early readers or for reading to preschoolers.

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After 21 years as a school psychologist, I now work part-time at two local historical museums, giving tours and teaching special programs. This leaves me more time to enjoy my little grandchildren, and … more
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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 Wood 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. The sleepy household congregates on Granny's bed, slowly building a very relaxed pile of bodies in shifting positions. 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 hilarious collaborative efforts, including Piggies and Silly Sally. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an alternate Board book edition.

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ISBN-10: 0152056203
ISBN-13: 978-0152056209
Author: Audrey Wood
Publisher: HMH Books

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