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In this fantastical bedtime adventure, babies from far and wide join forces to defy their ultimate nighttime nemesis: sleep!
The babies have come from far and wide, crawling and walking and toddling and tumbling.
These are the can’t-sleep babies, the won’t-sleep babies, the itchy-feet babies, the just-one-more-story-please babies.
“Sleep! Sleep! Anywhere but Sleep!!!” sing the babies.
And the quest of the Midnight Babies begins!
Babies arise! In an epic quest to stay awake, the Midnight Babies must overcome sleepy temptation: battling the forces of Slumberland, venturing through the Forest of Nightlights and the Sea of Stories, voyaging through the Garden of Lullabies to the Rockabye River, and even through the dreaded Land of Nodoff. But can they resist their greatest challenge: the Cuddle?
Bestselling author-illustrator Isabel Greenberg turns bedtime on its head with a hilarious, delightful odyssey that will resonate with wide-eyed little ones and sleep-deprived parents alike!
About the Author
Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer and illustrator. Her graphic novels, including The One Hundred Nights of Hero, Glass Town, and the Tales of Great Goddesses series, have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Isabel has worked with a variety of clients, including The Guardian, Nobrow Press, the National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical.
"This clever, tongue-in-cheek story will be best appreciated by parents familiar with sleep-delaying tactics. The dynamic, cartoony pencil-and-charcoal illustrations, colored digitally, are lively and imaginative and feature lots of endearing, wide-eyed, racially diverse infants."
A bedtime story for toddlers who stalwartly resist bedtime.