SLEEPERS by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
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A jewel of a tiny (5""-square) bedtime book from the author of Tales of a Gambling Grandma. The small, wide-awake narrator sits in a fantastic bed, the frame in the form of two sleeping golden birds, remarking on the many places where other people sleep: Mom in a hammock, Uncle Teddy in the bathtub, Grandma in the car, the cat ""curled up to a warm pot of tea."" Each is pictured in Khalsa's glowing colors--accompanied by neatly rhymed verse (except for the recurring ""But I never sleep"") till the third time, when the child adds: ""Instead I count sheep,"" and proceeds to do so, falling asleep before all the sheep on the page have been counted. A nifty addition to the bedtime canon.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1988
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Potter--dist. by Crown