Sleep Like a Tiger (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s))

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9780547641027: Sleep Like a Tiger (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s))

2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award

In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny – like cadence: “Does everything in the world go to sleep?” the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski’s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.

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Only after I can really feel the book do I then take the text and break it down into working pages… and imagine the flow of the book in tiny little sketches.

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While "becoming" a character in a story, I need to feel how they feel. I need to see how they see and hear what they hear. I read the story over and over and over again...

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While working on Sleep Like a Tiger, I kept hearing the words from the poem by William Blake, "Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright, in the forests of the night..." I just had to work it into the book--lots of little hidden secrets.

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Award-winning author Mary Logue has written more than twenty books for children. She lives on the Mississippi with writer Pete Hautman. This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin.



Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski is a brilliant painter of many worlds. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates sculptures and large paintings, which can be viewed at an art gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. She divides her time between Stonington, Connecticut, and her house on Prince Edward Island. Visit www.pzagarenski.com.

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