The Nodders What! You Don't Want to Nap? Have a Banner Year Receiving Awards
The Nodders Book has had a banner year receiving book awards. In 2021, we received the Mom's Choice Gold Award.
This spring, the book received the Bronze Reader Views Award for Picture Books (4-7). In April, we went to Orlando as finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. The Nodders received the Gold Award for Children's Picture Book Ages (4-7). The Nodders recently received the Bronze Award for Best First Book JUV/YA from the IPPY Awards. In June, we will head to Minnestoa for the Midwest Independent Book Awards where The Nodders are finalists.
Years ago, I was blessed to become a mom to three children whom I loved more than anything in the world. But as grateful as I was for my children, I spent days feeling absolutely exhausted. They were incredibly active, and getting them to take a nap was always a battle. On a rather challenging day, I recalled when I was a little girl, and how MY mother would put a shoe sock on the doorknob to my room, and tell me that the nap fairy would leave a treat inside it, if I took a nap. I remembered how excited I was to fall asleep, knowing that when I woke up, there would be a treat waiting for me inside the sock. So, desperate for a solution, I decided to give it a try with my own kids, and wouldn’t you know…it worked like a charm!
It was that experience that led me to write, “The Nodders, What! You Don't Want to Nap?” a full-color, beautifully illustrated tale that inspires young children to look forward to nap-time. Within the book, children are introduced to furry little wee ones known as The Nodders, who love to play and nap! Their ears with curlicue tuners pick up what children say, even "I don't want to nap". A grand plan was made to give Nodder treats to any child that went to sleep. With magic shoes whirling and tiny wings flapping a Nodder will peak in to see if a child's napping. Then out of the pocket comes a small treat or treasure place in their very own NapPouch made from the book's dust jacket.
Children will love identifying the many colors, animals, shapes and objects that fill every page, making the book a fantastic learning tool. With this book, parents will be given the beautiful gift of some much needed personal time while their child sleeps peacefully during the day.