From Kirkus Reviews

A gentle, poetic good-night book, with parents and children of various ethnic groups–plus 16 different, slightly anthropomorphic animals–settling down to sleep. "Tired Chinese golden monkeys huddle and cuddle for comfort. They gather together wrapping their arms around each other, and stay that way for a long sleepy-time hug.'' In her charming illustrations, Owens (The Caribou Alphabet, 1988) uses blue, green, and tan, night washed and fluid, to enhance the text's warm, relaxed tone. A soothing, entrancing lullaby, with some intriguing…animal facts. (Nonfiction/​Picture book. 5-7) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

A Booksellers Pick of the List and NCTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children

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Picture book
A wonderfully playful introduction to language, rhyme and storytelling.
Humorous fiction
"Dashes of humor…an unpredictable plot, and a clever and determined heroine make this a welcome read."
Non-fiction picture book
How do animals go to sleep without pajamas, blankets and bedtime stories?
Humorous Fiction
A very funny take on recognizing and overcoming fear
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