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All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep
Title: All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep
Author: Crescent Dragonwagon
Illustrations and rhyming text portray an alphabet of animals as they prepare to go to sleep.
My little one, lay down your head.
It’s time to doze, it’s time for bed.
You tell me, “I’m not sleepy now.”
“Just try,” I say. You ask me, “How?”
In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.