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
The Napping House is a silly book about multiple characters trying to sleep. The illustrations are so vivid and perfectly designed. I would use this book for sequencing, a bedtime/naptime story, or a story time story with puppets. Level: J
This is a fun book to read aloud for children. The illustrations are wonderfully large and bold. Aside from using this book in a ELA class, it could be used in a math class for counting. I love that it includes songs to go along with it. It would be fun to have students cut out each character in the...
The Napping House is one of my favorite stories! I love how the action in this story grows and grows. When reading this story with little people, I love to discuss how the perspective of the pictures changes as the story progresses. I think it would be especially fun to allow this book to accompany ...
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...