It is already dark outside but the little girl still doesn’t want to go to sleep. Her parents are understanding and when the little girl has put on her favourite pajamas, has washed her face and brushed her teeth, she feels comfortable in her bed. To get strong, sleeping is important. But the little girl is still not able to go to sleep. „It doesn’t matter“, respond her parents. „You can stay awake all night long.“
The bed is warm and cosy and the little girl is right there where she should be now, quite different from the dog on the sofa. She searches for the warmest place under the coverlet like the cat in front of the fire place and folds her arms like a bat folds its wings. She wraps herself up like a bear wanting to hibernate. And just like the strong tiger she finally falls sound asleep.
This book is suitable for children between 4 and 7 years of age.
The poet Mary Logue has written many books for adults and for young adults. This is her first picture book. She teaches at Hamline University in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives on both banks oft he Mississippi with her Family.
The Caldecott Honor medalist Pamela Zagarenski is a painter of many worlds. As well as Illustrating picture books, she creates large paintings. While working on this book, she was gifted a tiger from the Worldwide Wildlife Association.