Happy Book Birthday
Don and Audrey Wood's
padded board book
With a patterned text and stunning paintings, Audrey and Don Wood reveal once again why they are picture book creators of the highest order. The Full Moon at the Napping House, the dreamy companion to their classic The Napping House, is now in a cozy padded board book edition—perfect for sharing at bedtime or anytime.
The Napping House is anything but in this companion to the Wood's evergreen …picture book. Nearly all of the familiar players return—the granny, curly-haired boy, fuzzy dog, and tawny cat…the Woods’ story serves as a pleasing inversion of the previous book and works even better as a bedtime read.
…Years after a wakeful flea roused the heaped-up sleepers in The Napping House, a full moon finds the household struggling to get back to sleep…Don Wood’s acrylics re-create the familiar bedroom with a deep blue, nighttime palette. Audrey Wood’s cumulative story takes the same pattern as in the previous book, a mirroring that its fans will instantly recognize…
Don Wood wisely eschews the temptation to replicate the first book’s humorously indelible image of sleeper piled upon sleeper, instead varying composition and perspective slightly with each double-page spread to create a gentle turbulence that slows down gradually as the characters calm.
Fans will doubtless be happy to revisit old friends, but they will probably still reach for the original more than this once the novelty wears off.
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Artwork by Danielle Arbour
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