There's nothing better than a sleeping child — and nothing harder than keeping an exuberant sibling quiet for that precious naptime.
"Shh! My brother's napping. He really needs his sleep," admonishes our adorable narrator at the outset of this story. But there are pots to bang, books to read, towers to build, pictures to paint, and all sorts of fun to be had. It's just so hard not to make any noise!
After a tower of books and blocks comes crashing down, little brother is wide awake and it's finally time to bring out the rest of the toys and have some fun! But who's that yawning now? This time, it's little brother's turn to tell us, "Shh, my brother's napping."
Ruth Ohi's expressive art captures a scene familiar to every young family in this charming book that will delight children and parents alike.
About the author
Ruth Ohi a illustré plus de 50 livres pour enfants et est l'auteure de certains d'entre eux. Ses livres, traduits en plusieurs langues, se vendent à travers le monde et ont figuré sur la liste de plusieurs prix littéraires prestigieux. Elle vit avec sa famille à Toronto.
RUTH OHI has illustrated more than fifty children’s books — several of which she has also written, including Fox and Squirrel, Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend, Shh! My Brother’s Napping, and Scribble. Her books have been nominated for many prestigious awards, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Mr. Christie’s Award, Chocolate Lily, Shining Willow, Blue Spruce and the Governor General’s Award. She lives with her family, and many backyard squirrels, in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at www.RuthOhi.com.
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Praise for Ruth Ohi:
*"As always, Ohi's warm watercolours bring her subjects to life. Her prose is spare and evocative, full of simple sentences that pack in loads of humour, warmth, and character." —Quill & Quire, starred review (for Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem)
"A tender tale for the very small told via generous amounts of vibrant watercolour daubed over double pages and a perfect economy of words." —The Globe and Mail (for Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move)
"Profound in its simplicity, this story has it all: a dab of magic, a spirit of adventure, suspense, resolution and a comforting and satisfying end." —Canadian Children's Book News (for Chicken, Pig, Cow)
"Shh! My Brother's Napping, radiates with warmth and good humour and is the perfect naptime read." —National Reading Campaign