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Children's Fiction General

While You Were Sleeping

by (author) Briana Corr Scott

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
General, Bedtime & Dreams, Stories in Verse
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
    List Price

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A nostalgic bedtime book featuring lyrical text and gentle illustrations from the celebrated author of Wildflower.

From celebrated author and artist Briana Corr Scott (Wildflower, The Book of Selkie) comes a nostalgic bedtime story that celebrates the milestones of growing up. From the earliest days, when baby is asleep in a wrap or sling, to their first night in a crib, to their very own big-kid bed, before finally moving to an adult bed of their own, While You Were Sleeping follows a diverse range of families from childhood to adulthood, highlighting the unsung activities parents engage in while their young ones are asleep. Whether it's wallpapering their baby's bedroom, making lunches for school, earning degrees, washing dishes, or taking their child for a soothing walk in the stroller.

Featuring vibrant oil illustrations in Corr Scott's uniquely warm and whimsical style and showcasing a range of family makeups, from single-parent to multigenerational, and including caregivers of various ages and gender expressions, this gentle, lyrical book offers a fresh, modern perspective on how both children and their parents grow up, together..

About the author

Briana Corr Scott as born in Salem, MA, and grew up in New Hampshire. Her love of painting began early in life, and continued during her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in 2006, where she lives with her husband and three young children. She now works from a home studio, and her paintings and poems are inspired by the natural world, particularly the Nova Scotia coast. She Dreams of Sable Island is her first book.

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