Sleep Like a Tiger
Caldecott Honor Book
School Library Journal Best Book
Bank Street Children’s Best Books of the Year
A magical bedtime story, honored as a Caldecott Honor Book
In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a child and her kind and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger.
The lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny–like cadence: “Does everything in the world go to sleep?” the little girl asks.
Artist Pamela Zagarenski’s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with charming details that non-yet-sleepy children can examine for hours. A rare gem.