Everybody Sleeps (but Not Fred)

Everybody Sleeps (but Not Fred)

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Every kind of bird and beast has to sleep, from the monkeys in the jungle to the whales in the ocean to the ants under the ground. But not Fred. His to-do list is far too long! Armed with plenty of imagination, this determined little boy and his attempts to resist bedtime are sure to strike a chord with today's over scheduled families. Drowsy animals of all stripes look on in disbelief as Fred keeps on going and going and going, until . . . Could it be that, after so much activity, even Fred needs to rest? Shhh. Close the book softly, and please let Fred sleep.
Publisher: Boston :, Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2015]
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780544339248
054433924X
Branch Call Number: je Schn

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ChristchurchLib Jul 01, 2015

It's an inescapable fact of life that we all need to sleep, but Fred is the exception that proves the rule. In comically earnest rhyming verse, Fred's imaginative bedtime to-do list is described: "In the jungle, toucans snooze. Also sloths and cockatoos… But not Fred. Fred had important jumping to do." Fred also has to break the world shouting record, play his tuba, and generally make enough racket to wake up the various dozy animals he encounters. With gleefully absurd sight gags (such as monkey in tutus) and an ending that's sure to prompt shouts of "again!", this witty send-up of bedtime books will amuse kids and adults alike.

Picture books newsletter June 2015.

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charmingsonata
Jun 14, 2015

Adorable! Cute story in poem format, cute illustrations.

LibrLdyMapleValley Jun 11, 2015

Anyone who has ever tried to get a rowdy little person to sleep will understand the humor in this book. The artwork is filled with funny details with the best being the entire family face down in exhaustion.

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IrishMoon
May 11, 2015

Cute story!

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