The Napping House
Everyone knows the cumulative rhyme “This Is the House That Jack Built,” but The Napping House (1984) is close on its heels in the race for posterity: “And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is... show more
Everyone knows the cumulative rhyme “This Is the House That Jack Built,” but The Napping House (1984) is close on its heels in the race for posterity: “And on that granny / there is a child / a dreaming child / on a snoring granny / on a cozy bed / in a napping house, / where everyone is sleeping.” Included in the napping house menagerie is a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and a wakeful flea who ends up toppling the whole sleep heap with one chomp! Don Wood’s delightfully detailed comical illustrations are bathed in moonlight blues until the sun comes up, then all is color and rainbows and a very awake household. Awards: ALA Notable Children’s Book, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Golden Kite Award winner, California Young Reader Medal winner, Booklist Editors’ Choice
Format: board book
Publish date: September 1st 2000
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 16
Edition language: English
This book has always been a favorite of mine, especially for the little ones. This book is a fun story about a house where everyone is asleep. It goes through a sequence of people and animals on one cozy bed until one flea bites a mouse. Then everyone is woken up one by one and all crash down and br...
This book was super cute. I actually read it with mt Kindergarten class first semester during my observations. I doesn't have a specific purpose, but it is really fun to read with a class because it is chronological, kind of like "The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly." They really enjoyed reading it al...
Genre: Bedtime / Family / Humor Year Published: 1984 Year Read: 1993 “The Napping House” is one of Audrey Wood’s and Don Wood’s earlier children’s books and is probably one of their most peaceful books ever written. “The Napping House” was extremely popular back in the 80s for its numerous awar...
This book is so funny and the illustrations fit the story perfectly.