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Children's Nonfiction Activity Books

Sleepover Book, The

by (author) Margot Griffin

illustrated by Jane Kurisu

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2001
Activity Books, Crafts & Hobbies
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2001
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.


Whether it's a casual get-together or a special occasion, sleepovers are always lots of fun! This ultimate party planner is packed with dozens of great, original ideas: theme parties like a Nightmare Mansion or Sleeping Beauty's Spa, star-sprinkled invitations, pj party crafts, homemade shake-on popcorn toppers and much, much more. With so many exciting ideas, kids won't catch their guests dozing!

Inside are • fabulous theme parties • creative invitations • delicious recipes • great giveaways • sensational games • incredible crafts

About the authors

Margot Griffin and John Burden previously collaborated on the first two books in the Meggy series, Dancing for Danger and Secret of the Crystal Cave.

Margot Griffin's profile page

Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Jane Kurisu's profile page


  • Winner, Children's Resource Gold Award, National Parenting Publications Award
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

An ultimate pajama party planner is packed with dozens of great, original ideas for themed parties, creative invitations, delicious recipes, crafts, games and more.

Books for Growing Minds

The Sleepover Book by Margot Griffin, illustrated by Jane Kurisu, includes theme ideas, and suggestions for invitations and decorations.

Publisher's Weekly

What could be worse than having a boring sleepover? Well, there's little chance of that happening with The Sleepover Book by Margot Griffin, which is chock full of ideas to ensure your sleepover is a hit. You can find out how to create a theme party, design cool invitations, have fun crafts and challenging games and, of course, serve up the best food - all the things that will ensure your friends will be talking about your sleepover for months to come.

Edmonton Sun

(This book) includes everything necessary for a slumber party success, from pre-party planning to breakfast the next morning. The volume also includes activities such as “Face Boosters” (an easy mask of apples and oats) plus midnight snack recipes.

Publisher's Weekly

From helping you plan the sleepover to themes, recipes, crafts and games (plus a great section on beauty fun that moms will even want to try), this book is a dream.

Today's Parent

Summer seems the perfect time for a sleepover. How can your child make hers a little different from everyone else's? Margot Griffin's book helps you think your way through the planning stage, suggests menus, games and crafts, then provides seven “Themes” to build your exciting party around. By mixing and matching from all the categories, your little party planner is bound to create a unique and memorable occasion.Although activity books are an impetus to action, all those mentioned above also make fascinating reading which sparks the imagination, the sense of wonder. What better way to spend those golden days of summer?

(Toronto) City Parent

The Sleepover Book is a great practical guide with fresh ideas for sleepovers, including snacks, games, crafts and party themes. It even offers girls cute ideas for unique invitations.

Detroit Free Press

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