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A chain reaction of noises wakes several children (and a cat) living in an apartment building. But it’s late into the night, so despite the disturbances, one by one, the building’s inhabitants return to their beds—this time, with a new set of sounds to lull them to sleep.
This timeless bedtime picture book features diverse characters and a rhythm so perfect that it’ll prepare little readers for slumber themselves.
“Certain to become a favorite bedtime book.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A sound-evocative tour de force.” – Booklist, starred review
“In this lulling story by debut author Wynter, readers watch a group of people confront the same common communal experience—and overcome it.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In this cumulative picture book, debut author Anne Wynter and Caldecott Honor illustrator Oge Mora knock it out of . . . well, out of the red brick building. . . . This gentle sonic adventure is just right for sending children off to sleep.” – Bookpage, starred review
“The subtle diversity, urban setting, and universality of theme make this an excellent addition to bedtime bookshelves everywhere.” – The Horn Book, starred review
“Together, [Mora and Wynter] create the stuff that storytime dreams are made of.” – Bookpage