Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: 2 to 3
Sheree Fitch has read this book to audiences from sea to sea to sea in Canada, in the Himalayas, and along the eastern coast of Africa. Her first two books, Toes in My Nose and Sleeping Dragons All Around, launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a "kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss." Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian children's literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit. Her adult novel, Kiss The Joy As It Flies (2008), was met with critical praise and became a Canadian bestseller within eight weeks. Fitch's home base is the east coast of Canada. She dances with dragons daily.
About the authors
Sheree Fitch's first two books, Toes in My Nose (1987) and Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), launched her career as a poet, rhymster, and a “kind of Canadian female Dr. Seuss.” Fitch has won almost every major award for Canadian childrenÕs literature since then, including the 2000 Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work Inspirational to Canadian Children. She has over twenty-five books to her credit, including her bestselling and critically praised adult novel, Kiss the Joy as it Flies (2008). Fitch's home base is the East Coast of Canada.
Visit her at: shereefitch.com
Michelle Nidenoff's illustrations have been featured in magazines and children's books, including The Canadian Children's Treasury. Among her credits is a bronze award from the Broadcast Design Association in Ontario. She lives in Toronto.
Sleeping Dragons All Around: 20th Anniversary EditionThis award-winning bestseller returns in a new hardcover edition to spark the imagination of a whole new generation. Fitch’s celebrated lipslippery poetry and Nidenoff’s colourful illustrations blend to make one of the most delightful children’s books ever published in Canada. First published in 1989 by Doubleday Canada.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.
Other titles by Sheree Fitch
Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things
Atlantic Canadian Poetry and Verse for Children
Sur la rue Tout-le-Monde
Kisses Kisses, Baby-O!
Because We Love, We Cry
You Won't Always Be This Sad
A Book of Moments
Making a Life
Twenty-five Years of Hooking Rugs
If I Were the Moon
Twentieth - anniversary edition
Kiss the Joy as it Flies
Other titles by Michele Nidenoff
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