WHILE YOU ARE ASLEEP by Gwynne L. Isaacs

WHILE YOU ARE ASLEEP

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 It's night, but many people are working: Marsha, who works in an all-night doughnut shop; Donald, a gas station attendant; and all the people who help get Donald's wife to the hospital to have a baby--telephone operator, policeman, taxi driver. The story is simple but nicely shaped to convey its image of a busy, mysterious though essentially ordinary time. In illustrations that nicely capture the contrast between the quiet, dimly-lit streets and the patches of lively activity, Hepworth adds appealing, carefully selected detail. Her people, like Susan Jeschke's, tend to be as almost aggressively plain, but they also have a nice warmth and humanity. Good debuts for both author and illustrator. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: June 5th, 1991
ISBN: 0-8027-6985-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1991




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