There's nothing better than a sleeping child - and nothing harder than keeping an exuberant sibling quiet for that precious naptime.
"Shh! My brother's napping. He really needs his sleep," admonishes our adorable narrator at the outset of this story. But there are pots to bang, books to read, towers to build, pictures to paint, and all sorts of fun to be had. It's just so hard not to make any noise!
After a tower of books and blocks comes crashing down, little brother is wide awake and it's finally time to bring out the rest of the toys and have some fun! But who's that yawning now? This time, it's little brother's turn to tell us, "Shh, my brother's napping."
Ruth Ohi's expressive art captures a scene familiar to every young family in this charming book that will delight children and parents alike.
RUTH OHI has illustrated more than fifty books, including Fox and Squirrel and the Chicken, Pig, Cow series, both of which she also wrote. Her books have been nominated for many prestigious awards including the Governor General's Award, Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award. Ruth lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. Her website is www.ruthohi.com.
Praise for Ruth Ohi:
*"As always, Ohi's warm watercolours bring her subjects to life. Her prose is spare and evocative, full of simple sentences that pack in loads of humour, warmth, and character." -Quill & Quire, starred review (for Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem)
"A tender tale for the very small told via generous amounts of vibrant watercolour daubed over double pages and a perfect economy of words." -The Globe and Mail (for Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move)
"Profound in its simplicity, this story has it all: a dab of magic, a spirit of adventure, suspense, resolution and a comforting and satisfying end." -Canadian Children's Book News (for Chicken, Pig, Cow)
"Shh! My Brother's Napping, radiates with warmth and good humour and is the perfect naptime read." -National Reading Campaign