Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
It’s time for Siasi to go to bed, but she doesn’t want to brush her teeth or put away her toys. It’s so much more fun to play with all the animals of the Arctic! Wouldn’t everyone rather dance with polar bear, howl with the wolves, and swim with the fish instead of get ready for bed?
In this charming bedtime story, readers follow Siasi on a nighttime adventure as she comes up with excuse after excuse for why she’s not quite ready to go to bed.
About the authors
Ceporah Mearns is from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, but calls Iqaluit, Nunavut home. She lives there with her husband and their children, Siasi and Siloah. Together, they enjoy cooking family dinners, visiting friends and family, going sliding, and spending time at their cabin. Siasi inspired this story by always coming up with so many things she needs to do when it’s time for bed.
Jeremy Debicki is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, calls Iqaluit, Nunavut, his home. He lives there with his wife and their children, Siasi and Siloah. They enjoy cooking family dinners, visiting friends and family, going sliding, and spending time at their cabin. Siasi inspired this story by always coming up with so many things she needs to do when it’s time for bed.
Tim Mack cannot fly, run super fast, or swim like a fish, so instead he draws those things. Tim is a Canadian-born illustrator living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He enjoys playing with colours and shapes and never misses an opportunity to swim in the ocean, though he still wishes he could swim as well as a fish.
"Written in verse, following less of a narrative than a rocking rhythm, this book can serve as a modern lullaby for younger children."
"While the concept is not new, seeing it through an Arctic lens makes this tale a valuable addition to the bedtime book genre...Highly recommended for most collections."