Book of the Week: Napping House

February 1, 2007

Don and Audrey Wood make a dynamite combo. We have a few of their picture books, but I think The Napping House is my favorite. It’s one of those books where the text builds, like This-is-the-House-that-Jack-Built, which seems to be a no-fail way to engage children in the story.

The text is charming, but the illustrations are amazing. The details are clever and the light in each illustration changes and brightens as the story progresses. The whole book is sweet and gentle and makes you smile. Really, really well done.

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1 chloe's mom February 1, 2007 at 10:55 am

Love it! Piggys & King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by the same pair are our all time favorites!

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2 Stepi February 1, 2007 at 1:22 pm

We love this book! The rythm of the story is enjoyable but when its paired with such fun and interesting illustrations, it’s even better!!

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3 owlhaven February 1, 2007 at 5:27 pm

This is a great book!!

Mary, mom to many

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4 Adriana Velez February 1, 2007 at 11:53 pm

We have this — and love it. It makes me feel so cozy!

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5 Hey-Diddle-Diddle Day Care August 28, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Great book! I also use the coordinating music CD for my day care.

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6 insurance uk mortgage life March 7, 2014 at 6:47 am

My problem was a wall until I read this, then I smashed it.

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