The World Champion of Staying AwakeBook - 2011
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It was bedtime for Stella, but neither she nor her stuffed animal friends were at all tired. How could she fall asleep when Cherry Pig was bouncing on the bed, Thunderbolt the Puppet Mouse was squeaking and Beanbag Frog was hopping around?
Stella and her animal friends each declared that they would be the “World Champion of Staying Awake”.
It was up to Stella to try to put her animals to sleep.
First, Stella placed her stuffed animal friends on a pillow, and they pretended that it was a ship sailing on the gentle waves. After a while, Cherry Pig fell asleep. Next, they imagined that a shoebox was a midnight train racing through the night. Thunderbolt nodded off almost right away. And when Beanbag Frog and Stella sailed off in a hot air balloon (a.k.a. a toy basket), Frog eventually fell asleep.
Stella tucked her friends into bed.
Since she only wasn’t asleep, Stella supposed that she was now the World Champion of Staying Awake.
Or was she?
This gentle and amusing story, with illustrations by artist Jimmy Liao, is a testament to the power of a child’s imagination.
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