Sunday, November 11, 2012

"While You Were Sleeping" by John Butler (Review & Giveaway)

Last summer I feel in love with the books and artistry of John Butler.  He is a gifted story-teller and illustrator of books for the very young.  I reviewed "Hush, Little Ones" back in July.  Read my review.

ISBN: 978-1-56145-254-5
Board book $6.95
Today we're going to look at another of his gems for our wee-little-ones - "While You Were Sleeping." In this little board book he charmingly addresses what is going on in the world while the child is safely asleep - a concept that there is activity, daylight, movement going on when he is least aware.  The "me-centric" world of the young child has difficulty grasping the idea that everyone is not asleep while he is and everyone is not at play while he is.  So John Butler introduces the young to this idea of an active and a sleeping world.

The animals hunt, play, work, watch in the trees, romp in the ocean, traipse through the woods and all this is done while "you" sleep.  To make it even MORE interesting and engaging to the young mind, it is a counting book.  Count up to 10 as each critter is busy while you sleep safe and sound. So you can teach your little one two concepts with this adorable book - that of a world awake and asleep at the same time and that of counting to ten.

A nice read-aloud-at-bedtime book or read-anywhere book.  Sized perfectly for the young child to carry about and treasure.  Beautifully illustrated with drawings of a variety of wildlife from the tiniest mouse to dolphins, penguins, and elephants.

I encourage the purchase of John Butler's book and think you and yours will treasure it.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GIVEAWAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Begins November 11 & ENDS November 25 at 12:01 a.m. EST
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of While You Were Sleeping" by Peachtree Publishers on behalf of the author for the purpose of my rending an honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not obligated to give a positive review.


  1. I posted on the Peachtree FB page.


  2. What a lovely selection of picture books they have. I want this book to give to my 1st grandchild - a girl who was born 5 days ago and it is such a cute book too. thank you!

  3. That looks like such a sweet book! Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day Vera. Cheers!

  4. I love this book. This book was a favorite in the daycare I worked at. Hope to win!

  5. I commented on their FB page

    april yedinak

  6. Commented on their Facebook page.

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  7. Thank you for introducing me to this author! The concept is a very interesting one. Any way we can get away from "me, me, me" is great!
    Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop again :)

  8. Ah phooey, I missed it. I'll keep my eyes open for next time. I'm visiting from the Kid Lit Blog Hop and am headed over to follow on Linky and GFC after I post.


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