Everyone agrees that Cutie LaRue is a perfect child . . . except at bedtime. She just isn't tired. Cutie's parents try absolutely everything to get her to bed--with disastrous results. But finally they discover Night Owl, a wondrous toy that takes Cutie on a fantastic journey to Dreamland.
The award-winning author and illustrator team of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have created a world of magic and music, perfect for children who just can't seem to fall asleep--and for the sleepless parents who help them through the ordeal. With Cutie LaRue and Night Owl for company, bedtime will never be the same.
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ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY is the author of many award-winning picture books, including the critically acclaimed Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, which won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor.
BRIAN PINKNEY is a celebrated picture-book illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors. His many professional tributes also include the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.
PreS-Gr. 2. Despite the title, this is not a revised edition of Sleeping Beauty, but a picture book featuring a preschooler named Cutie. Thoroughly agreeable all day, the child is not sleepy at bedtime. Though her exhausted parents try warm milk, bubble baths, and foot rubs to make her drowsy, Cutie simply becomes more headstrong and determined each night until she receives a new toy owl. Night Owl takes Cutie on a surprise trip to a nightclub called Dreamland, where Satin Doll plays piano, Sandman is on drums, and the Slumber Brothers dance a little soft-shoe. Cutie joins in the dancing until, exhausted, she falls asleep. Terms like "cut the rug to ribbons" or "sipped a nightcap" (double-chocolate cocoa) winks more at adults, but children get an imaginative night on the town. With washes bright enough to waken any sleepyhead, the ink drawings bustle with movement and with rhythmically repeated lines that create their own visual music within the pictures. A fanciful romp for the "I can't sleep" set. Carolyn Phelan
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