For the month of December, we will be featuring (at least) a book a day leading up to Christmas. Start a Christmas tradition of reading a new book each day this month until Christmas Eve. You can get books from the library or pick up new ones to add to your home library while you are out shopping for the holidays. Our books will range from board books for infants and toddlers, to chapter books for teens, to craft books for the holidays to books for adults. Let us know if you pick up one either at a bookstore or the library and what you think about it.
To check out a full list of books from our Book a Day December 2017, click here.
All My Friends Are Fast Asleep
“It has everything you’d want for a nighttime read: dark (but not scary) illustrations; short, lyrical text; and a beloved character to help ease your child to dreamland.” ―Parents Magazine
From David Weinstone, the popular children’s musician and creator of the Music for Aardvarks program, comes All My Friends Are Fast Asleep, a rhythmic, cheerily illustrated bedtime story sure to smooth the way to sleep for young insomniacs everywhere.
After tossing and turning in his bed, a little boy embarks on a nighttime quest to find a cozy place to rest. He visits one animal friend after another, from a lark in its nest to a mole in its hole. But while all the animals he meets are happily dozing off, this tuckered-out wanderer remains wide-awake―until he finally finds the perfect spot to lay his head.
About the Author
David Weinstone is a classically trained former punk rocker who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and three children. He founded Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, an interactive music class for preschoolers, in 1997. Today, the classes are taught all over the country, and there are sixteen original albums that feature Weinstone’s beloved songs. His books include Music Class Today! and All My Friends Are Fast Asleep.
Magali Le Huche was born in Paris. She studied illustration in Strasbourg, then returned to Paris where she has illustrated more than forty books for children, some of which she also wrote, including This is a Good Story and City Kitty Cat. She regularly teaches art workshops for young people.