The Napping House

The Napping House A cozy bed a snoring granny a dreaming child a dozing dog a snoozing WAIT There s a surprise in store and little ones will want to discover it over and over again So pull on your sleeping cap and

  • Title: The Napping House
  • Author: Audrey Wood DonWood
  • ISBN: 9780152567088
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing WAIT There s a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again So pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless cumulative tale that s truly like no other Don and Audrey Wood s beloved picture book has sold than one and a half million copies To celebA cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing WAIT There s a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again So pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless cumulative tale that s truly like no other Don and Audrey Wood s beloved picture book has sold than one and a half million copies To celebrate its birthday, the original hardcover book now has a fresh new design for both the jacket and interior, and the reproduction of the illustrations has been enhanced to better match the original artwork Bonus downloadable audio begins with a reading of the story and follows with six original songs that are just as fun, jaunty, and sweet as the book itself The music, originally produced in 1989, is based on the book and was written and performed by children s musicians Carl and Jennifer Shaylen.

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    1. I love this children's short story. I love the little boy. The dog. The granny. The cat. The mouse. And I even like the flea. I love the words. And I especially love the awesome pictures.

    2. “The Napping House” is one of Audrey Wood’s and Don Wood’s earlier children’s books and is probably one of their most peaceful books ever written. “The Napping House” was extremely popular back in the 80s for its numerous awards that it won which includes: the 1984 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, the 1984 Golden Kite Award from Society of Children’s Book Writers and the 1984 American Library Association Notable Book for Children. Audrey Wood’s lyrical writing [...]

    3. Well, this book grew on me. Probably because my daughter insists on reading it every damn night. Initially to me it just read like the "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea" song, listing one thing after the other after the other. BUT, this book is actually amazing and here are the reasons:1. All the synonyms for "sleeping". There's a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog and snoozing cat in the napping house. Yeah, I listed those from memory. Like I said, Every. Damn. Night. Maybe s [...]

    4. This is an Anglo-Saxon version of sorts of the old Passover song, Chad Gadya. In the Heeb version, God destroys the angel of death, who killed the butcher, who slaughtered the ox, who drank the water, that extinguished the fire, that burned the stick, that beat the dog, that bit the cat, that ate the goat. In "The Napping House," the wakeful flee bites the mouse, who scares the cat, who claws the dog, who thumps the child, who bumps the granny who breaks the bed. The latter is joyously embraced [...]

    5. Adorable and funny! The illustrations are superb and there is repetition, cumulative sentences, causes and effect, perfect! :)

    6. Minha mãe chegou com A casa sonolenta da biblioteca pro meu irmão. Uma fofura! Depois, lembrei que eu também já li esse quando criança.

    7. Best 12 bucksI bought this. For no real actual reason. 12 bucks on kindle. Worth it. Kinda. Why does this need more words.

    8. Summary: The book The Napping House starts on a rainy night with a house, which has a cozy bed in it where a granny is sleeping. Since the bed is a cozy bed, everyone wants to sleep in it. Throughout the beginning of the book, one by one a child, dog, cat, and a mouse all pile on top of the granny while sleeping. They are all cozy in the bed until a flea climbs on top of the mouse. Instead of the flea being sleepy like everyone else the flea is wide-awake and bites the mouse that wakes up, causi [...]

    9. This is the Napping House, where everyone is sleeping. It's dark, raining and very subdued. First there's the cozy bed, followed by the snoring granny, the dreaming child, dozing dog, snoozing cat, slumbering mouse and finally, the wakeful flea. And then the wakeful flea bites the mouse The team of Audrey and Don Woods has put together a wonderful, gentle bedtime story pre-schoolers will want to hear again and again. With easy to read, repetitive text and beautifully detailed, expressive illustr [...]

    10. This book has a lot of repetition to it, which is perfect for 3-6 year olds. The story is about a house that has a lot of nappers in it! The text repeats itself each page, adding something new that is napping. The artwork is fun to look at, because it shows the progression of the nappers. The end of the book also repeats itself, except how everyone wakes up. It would be a good book to do a class book out of. Each student could be responsible for one napper to draw and write about. It's also a bo [...]

    11. This is a wonderful book! (I’m so glad I returned the board book the library first gave me and borrowed & instead read this hardcover edition.)This is a really fun cumulative tale that is very amusing, and the illustrations are superb, really special. I love the cozy bed, the snoring granny, the dreaming child, the dozing dog, the snoozing cat, the slumbering mouse, and even the wakeful flea, and the daytime nap and what ends the nap.This is highly enjoyable story to read aloud. Over and o [...]

    12. This book is amazing and funny to read, the pictures were very interesting and the colors will capture the children's attention. It has repletion, and the words flow well and match the illustrations, great for reading at naptime or bedtime.

    13. I love the snoring granny! And I love the slow build up to the wakeful flea, and the expressions on faces of the cat and the dog upon being landed on. Poor dog, he really gets clawed! A perfect storytime book.

    14. Cute and humorous! :-) I loved this sort of tale when I was a kid--one thing building upon another. It's so funny!

    15. I remembered reading this book as a kid. It was one of my favorites of all time. I would definitely recommend any kid, my kid (if I had one) and my students into reading or reading it to them. Great book for even bedtime.

    16. The "cumulative rhymes" found in The Napping House encourage audience participation. This book is written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood. The interesting artwork is oil paint on a pressed board. This story about a flea that wakes everyone in the house up is a perfect read-aloud in the classroom because it is both funny and engaging. Children can be invited to join in the storytelling as the refrain is repeated on each page.

    17. 1- I love this book because is an enjoyable story to read. It is also offer with a CD to read along. Children like books with repetitive words. The illustrations in the book are amazing. I love the expressions in each character in the book. The colors are very soothing for children to be able to focus even in the smallest detail in the book. 2- Children would respond with a lot of excitement. I would read this book along with the CD. I will also show different emotions when the flea weak each on [...]

    18. We chew through children's books out our house. A lot of books. We love them to death, which is fine by me. A worn-out dog-eared barely-holding-together board book means lots and lots of time being abused and dragged about the house by adoring toddlers. And, the adoration stems from generous dollops of time spent by grandmas and grandpas and mommies and daddies reading with little ones snugged in the crook of their arm, with their heads leaned against their shoulder.As I said, we go through a lo [...]

    19. "The Napping House" is a beautifully illustrated, rhythmic, story of a grandmother, a child, a dog, a cat, a mouse, and a flee. All are asleep in the napping house except the wakeful flee. The beautifully rhythmic wording created by Audrey Wood goes beautifully with Don Wood's illustrations. The vocabulary in this book is great to introduce into a classroom, it has a sense of simplicity as well as great descriptive words. The illustrations follow the story amazingly, starting out with a dark rai [...]

    20. This is a great picture book which I would recommend for cosy bedtime reading with the younger children. ‘The napping house’ is a lovely tale about a very sleepy house with a very cosy bed. Granny decides to take a short nap on the bed where she starts to snore. In no time, she is joined by a dreaming child, dozing dog, snoozing cat, slumbering mouse and finally a wakeful flea. However, the wakeful flea decided to disrupt their wonderful sleep by biting the mouse, which causes a different se [...]

    21. I love the Napping House. There illustrations in this book are amazing. They are super detailed and they have amazing colors. They illustrator shows the difference between night and day extremely well. I like the style that this story is written in. Where they repeat what is going on, on each page but then add something new each time. But then at the end something happens and the entire story goes in reverse. I think this would be a good writing project. I would first read different stories that [...]

    22. Audrey Wood's The Napping House tells the story of a child and his grandmother on a rainy day. As the grandmother sleeps soundly in her bedroom, one by one the child, and the pets of the house pile into bed with her. Once the bed is as full as it can get, a chain reaction starting with a flea's bite wakes everyone up in time to enjoy a sunny day.The book's illustrations can be used to teach young readers about how colors determine mood. The story also uses repetition and alliteration, which are [...]

    23. This book is about a house where everyone is attempting to sleep in the same small bed. It goes through all the members of the house, from the grandmother to the cat. At the end of the book, there is a disturbance and one by one all the members of the house wake up as the sun is coming up. I probably would not read this to my students unless I was teaching kindergarten and there was some kind of nap time activity involved, as I did not like it very much. The plot was too simple for me and there [...]

    24. The napping house is a book about a sleeping house that is filled with many sleeping people. One day a snorring grandma is taking a nap in a bed. Then page by page a boy, a dog, a cat, and a mouse soon join in ontop of one another taking a nap. But suddenly all of their naps are awaken by a flea. The book begins with colors of light blues and grays when everyone is sleeping. As each person begins to wake up the colors become more alive and finally the final page is filled with colors. This book [...]

    25. I adore this book. I instantly fell in love with the illustrations, because they are so big and detailed yet simple all at the same time. Just by looking at the pages I felt like I was there inside the story. I could almost feel the effect of the story and I liked how with every page there was an addition of words stemming from the very first page in the book. I liked that. It helps the child remember what happened first in the story, before they come to the end of it. Simply awesome!!

    26. I thought this book was good I understand that its for beginning readers so theres lots of repetition in it. Im sure the younger kids would enjoy reading it because they would comprehend it.I would probably read it to my class and see what message they get out of it,if they even find one. Recommended to younger crowds(kindergarden etc)

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