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Noteworthy Book Reviews
The Nodders succeeds in differentiating itself with its highly original concept —and by focusing on naps. Even so, it could easily be read as a good night book as well. These charming beings will likely work their way into kids’ hearts, and will certainly be welcome in a caregiver’s arsenal when it comes to nudging children toward sleep.A picture book alive with whimsy and enchantment, The Nodders is crafted to charm little ones into napping.
Great for fans of Il Sung Na’s A Book of Sleep, Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama, Divya Srinivasan’s Little Owl’s Night.
- Publisher's Weekly
An ancient tree in the Beddy Bye Woods is home to the Nodders: small winged creatures who only wake up when children go to sleep. To encourage children to take their naps, the Nodders leave treats or toys in sleeping children’s “NapPouches,” a concept inspired by a trick the author’s mother used. With fuzzy ears, patterned pajamas, and magic slippers that transform into everything from skates to rockets, the Nodders are sure to encourage any child to embrace nap time.
- Danielle Ballantyne, Foreword Reviews
Where was this book when my own child was little!?! Lovely little nap time story; So charming and sweet. I loved the illustrations of the Nodders. Absolutely adorable! Don;t forget to leave a special little something for the child when he/she awakes! It's part of the charm! I need to get this book for the littles who still nap.
It’s a clever and engaging conceit: While kids nap, Nodders romp. Written in story-time rhymes crafted to be read aloud, and boasting Brian Schmidt’s stunning and lively digital illustrations of its imaginative subjects, The Nodders is a picture book sure to be requested again and again—and one that might offer relief to tired caregivers and children alike.
The Nodders is so original in concept and scope. It is charming for children to hear the story and fun for the reader too. I'm sure many fond memories will be started by the story and illustrations. And the practice of childhood napping will NEVER be the same! Enjoyment for years to come.
- Amazon Customer Reviews
She loves this book! I am buying this for everyone I know having a baby. We just went 2 days without a nap and she was exhausted. She cannot seem to shut her mind off. Seriously, I did not hear a peep. I have a few great trinkets that I keep, like a sticker. Anything becomes a treasure at this age.
- Barnes & Noble Customer Reviews
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