Monday, July 19, 2010

The Napping House


The Napping House. Audrey Wood. Illustrated by Don Wood. 1984/2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages.

There is a house,
a napping house,
where everyone is sleeping.
And in that house
there is a bed,
a cozy bed
in a napping house,
where everyone is sleeping.
And on that bed
there is a granny,
a snoring granny
on a cozy bed
in a napping house,
where everyone is sleeping.

Do you know about The Napping House? I didn't discover this gem of a book until I was an adult. But it sure is a fun title! I'm glad to see it being reprinted this year. It is available both as a picture book (with CD) and a padded board book.

If you're not familiar with this one, you should definitely seek it out. It stars a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and one more not-so-special 'special' guest that makes this one so much fun! I loved the predictability and repetition.

The Napping House is a great choice for reading aloud!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

phylly3 said...

I love reading this book, but it does tend to make everyone quite sleepy...YAAAWWWN!
Excellent repetition for the Kindergarten to grade 1 age group.