Mara Bergman Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

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Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

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9780439928267: Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

Move over, Frances the badger, and good night, silly old moon. Meet Oliver -- a boy who *really* knows how to stay up!

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep
COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!

And why should he? As soon as his parents shut his door, Oliver's off on all kinds of explorations: painting and reading, drawing and racing -- and a little trip to Mars for good measure. But his explorations end where all explorations should: safe at home, in a warm bed . . . asleep.

For every parent with an Oliver (or Olivia) in their lives, and every child seeking a little fun before shut-eye, OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP is the perfect bedtime adventure.

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About the Author:

MARA BERGMAN is the author of Snip! Snap! What's That?, illustrated by Nick Maland, and Glitter Kitty, illustrated by Lydia Monks. Mara grew up in New York but now lives in England.

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With its rhythmic text, this action packed bedtime story is fun to read aloud and well complemented by brightly coloured illustrations. Characters and foregrounds are large and freely drawn with black outlines and ligh shading whereas the backgrounds are incredibly detailed. * Carousel * On their previous book, Snip Snap: *Nick Maland's clever perspectives make the alligator increasingly alarming as he swells to fill more and more of the page in this well-created story of facing down fear. - The Guardian 10/04/2005*Using elements of rhythm and rhyme as well as an enjoyably predicable question-and-answer refrain the text maintains a playful tone beneath the scary details... Expressive line drawings, brightened with watercolour washes, illustrate the story with wit and style... good fun. - Booklist *Mara Bergman and Nick Maland tell an amusing and tension-filled tale that turns tail and runs on adrenaline power until the very end. The illustrations add to the appeal of this book. - The Lady *To accompany this lively text, Maland creates pictures that not only mirror the writing, but also offer humor and fun on each page... Reading this picture book aloud is great fun for the reader and listener. - Parents' Choice Foundation 2005 * Snip Snap ATI * A creative tour de force, this book marries Bergman's sparkling rhyming text with Nick Maland's distinctive textured illustrations. * The Glasgow Herald * A celebration of sleeplessness * My Child * A celebration of imagination and creativity. * Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian * In Oliver Who Would Not Sleep (Hodder GBP10.99), "Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN'T and DIDN'T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!" as a splendidly rhythmic text by Mara Bergman unfolds the story of a boy's imaginative play. He takes a trip to Mars before he settles down. Nick Maland's stylish illustrations add intriguing incident to the tale, using muted colour and lots of pattern. * Nicolette Jones, Times * A celebration of sleeplessness * My Child * With its rhythmic text this action packed bedtime story is fun to read aloud and well complimented by brightly coloured illustrations * Carousel * This is marvellous * Families Magazine * Told in rollicking rhyme reminscent of AA Milne * The Northern Echo * A creative tour de force, this book marries bergman's sparkling rhyming text with Nick Maland's distinctive textured illustrations * The Glasgow Herald * Written in fast and furious rhyme...wonderful to read aloud * Child Care *

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