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Book Review

Reviewed by: BethAnn Fisher

The Napping House by

Illustrator: Don Wood

Published by: Harcourt Brace & Co., February 1984



It is available in paperback


Age Level: age 5 and up


In this cumulative tale, a wakeful flea a top a number of sleeping creatures causes a commotion, with just one bite. This book has a humorous theme. There are all of these sleeping creatures asleep on one bed piled on top of each other, and then a flea hops on the sleeping pile and wakes all of them up. It is a comical idea because it is not a true tale. It is such a cute theme, and plot development with a little of a surprise at the end. Don Wood does a great job illustrating this book, making the words come alive. This book is great for slower readers because there are simple words. This book is very entertaining and alive.  It deals with sleeping and that is a common activity that is experienced by every living creature. There is no objectionable content in this book. It would be a fun book for kids to read or have read to them in the classroom or the home.


Available from Barnes and Noble.