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Written by Kate Prendergast

Illustrated by Kate Prendergast

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Sleep Review

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 |  Gorgeous illustrations attractively answer any curious child’s question: where and how do different animals sleep? Moving quickly past the familiar indoor animals such as dogs and cats, Kate Prendergast shows geese sleeping on the pond, giraffes sleeping standing up, a sloth sleeping upside down and penguins sleeping on their feet in the freezing cold. They also show bears who sleep all through the winter and ants who only sleep for a few moments at a time. Brief notes at the end provide exactly the right amount of information to add detail to the pictures. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for July 2018:

A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies

Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talks by Adrian Edmondson

All About Families by Felicity Brooks

A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker

Sleep by Kate Prendergast

The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle

The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson

Kate has written a lovely piece about her working methods and the materials she uses - you can download it here.


Sleep Synopsis

A non-fiction picture book. How do animals sleep? Some alone, some in packs, some upside-down, some in the daytime...Kate Prendergast takes a close look at the sleeping habits of a wide range of animals, birds and fish. Includes meerkats, bats, horses and dogs - and who knew that fish slept with their eyes open? A first information book, illustrated with beautiful close-ups of the animals featured, the book ends with a question - do animals dream? and four pages of curious animal facts.

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ISBN: 9781910646229
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910646229
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Author: Kate Prendergast
Illustrator: Kate Prendergast
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Kate Prendergast

Born and bred in North London Kate Prendergast first studied design at Middlesex University. After years of working in the transport industry and raising a son and daughter Kate’s growing interest in Illustration led to an MA degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Dog On A Digger is Kate’s second book after completing the Cambridge course. Her debut, Dog On A Train, was long-listed for the inaugural Klaus Flugge award.

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