Saturday, July 13, 2013

Everyone Sleeps

Everyone Sleeps
By Marcellus Hall
Nancy Paulsen Books, c2013. Unpaged picture book.

Conrad, a sweet, wide-eyed pug, watches as his people-family drifts off to dreamland. He wonders, "Everyone sleeps...everyone except me. Am I the only one who doesn't sleep?" Conrad wanders outside and observes a world full of animals and how they sleep. Horses sleep standing up, brown bats sleep upside down. Fish sleep with their eyes open, frogs at the bottom of the lake. Conrad is stumped about why everyone is able to sleep, but he isn't. But then- he spies a light on in his house! Someone else is awake! He crawls into bed with his girl...and promptly falls asleep. Everyone Sleeps is a slowly-paced, dreamy picture book that is just right for bedtime. The little pug is totally adorable, and Hall's watercolor illustrations of people, nature, and animals are lovely.

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