SLEEPY TIME by Eva Knox Evans


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These animals contribute what they can to make the woodchuck's house comfortable for all during the long winter sleep. The chipmunk adds soft grass, the field mouse a quiet whistle, the lightning bug a warm glow, but still the animals are restless. With the first blanket of snow overhead, they realize that Sleepy Time has finally come and they turn over with a sigh of relief. This final conclusion is anticlimactic and somewhat illogical in terms of the build-up. Readers will expect more and unless Reid Champion's illustrations (not seen) are unique, the book as a whole will be disappointing.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1962
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin