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I Don't Want to Go to Sleep

I Don't Want to Go to Sleep

Frog is excited about the coming of winter, until he finds out that frogs sleep through the long cold months while they hibernate --

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ISBN 9781524768966
Barcode 9781524768966
Published 8 January 2019 by Random House
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Petty, Dev
By Boldt, Mike
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ISBN-13 9781524768966
ISBN-10 1524768960
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Ballantine Books Inc.
Publication Date 8 January 2019
International Publication Date 16 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Petty, Dev
By Boldt, Mike
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 254mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age 2-5 years
Reading Age 2-5 years
Library of Congress Humorous stories, Frogs, Winter, Hibernation
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 958670

Description of this Book

Fans of the hit I Don't Want to Be a Frog will hop with joy for this fourth book in the series--a hilarious and clever twist on the classic childhood issue of not wanting to go to bed. Frog is excited about autumn and the coming of winter. But when Owl informs him that frogs hibernate till spring, Frog is upset at missing out on all the snowy fun. In this hysterically funny twist on the classic I don't want to go to bed dilemma, Frog comes up with all kinds of reasons why he's not going to sleep through winter, until he devises a clever way to convince his friends to come along for the ride. Featuring the beloved young frog character from the hit I Don't Want to Be a Frog and his cast of zany animal friends, this new story is sure to bring a smile to every kid who's ever protested at bedtime. And parents will appreciate a bold new twist on a timeless childhood topic. It's another surefire crowd pleaser and perfect read-aloud. And look for the other books starring Frog: I Don't Want to Be a Frog, I Don't Want to Be Big and There's Nothing to Do!. Praise for the series: I Don't Want to Be a Frog: First-time author Petty's dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one's nature with a big grin. . . . The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers--or it might just make them giggle. --Publishers Weekly, starred review I Don't Want to Be Big: Reminiscent of Mo Willems's 'Elephant and Piggie' series. --Publishers Weekly There's Nothing to Do! Snappy, spot-on dialogue pairs ideally with the outsize drama of Boldt's artwork; reading this book belongs on families' to-do lists. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for the series: I Don't Want to Go to Sleep: Silliness abounds . . . a fun read-aloud. --Kirkus I Don't Want to Be a Frog: First-time author Petty's dialogue between a frog father and his son makes its point about accepting one's nature with a big grin. . . . The story might create similar gratitude in the minds of readers--or it might just make them giggle. --Publishers Weekly, starred review I Don't Want to Be Big: Reminiscent of Mo Willems's 'Elephant and Piggie' series. --Publishers Weekly There's Nothing to Do! Snappy, spot-on dialogue pairs ideally with the outsize drama of Boldt's artwork; reading this book belongs on families' to-do lists. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Author's Bio

DEV PETTY is the author of I Don't Want to Be a Frog, I Don't Want to Be Big, and There's Nothing to Do! A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dev previously worked as a visual-effects artist in film, contributing to such movies as the Matrix Trilogy. Dev was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and now lives right next door in Albany with her husband, two daughters, some dogs, and other critters. Visit her online at devpetty.com and on Twitter at @devpetty.MIKE BOLDT is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has illustrated many books for children, including the picture books I Don't Want to Be a Frog, I Don't Want to Be Big, and There's Nothing to Do! When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. He is very glad he's not a frog. Visit Mike online at mikeboldt.ca and on Twitter at @MikeBoldt.

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