Mrs. Ming, the baby-sitter, is repeatedly confronted by a wide-awake Jeremiah, who explains in imaginative terms his familiar dilemma of not being able to get to sleep. Mrs. Ming, who is interrupted reading the Financial News, practising her ballet steps, studying a poetry book, and hammering a nail into the wall, responds with patience and understanding at bedtime, setting the stage for Jeremiah to contentedly fall asleep.
"This demure, beguiling repetition book is beautiful and whimsical. Levert's playful pictures reflect both the composure of the characters and the sway of imaginative forces. A likely winner for the bedtime slot." - Toronto Starclose this panel
Sharon Jennings is a language arts editor, children's drama teacher, and children's author. Her previous works include No Monsters Here with Ruth Ohi and the award-winning Jeremiah and Mrs. Ming. She lives in Toronto.
Mireille Levert was born in 1956 and at age twelve decided to be an artist. Since 1975 she has illustrated children's books and magazine articles. Her artwork has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Japan, and has won numerous international awards.close this panel