When Everyone Was Fast Asleep (Board book)

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This classic from 1976 is now available as a board book! Best bedtime story ever! It is sweet and funny and VERY quirky… Can be read hundreds of times without losing its charm!  

— Donna


A board book edition of a beautiful bedtime fantasy from a picture book master.

"A magic night in the lives of a little boy and girl. The Fog Maiden sends her cat, Token, to wake the children and escort them through an enchantment....DePaola's unassuming, childlike manner invites young listeners to drift along in a soothing, dulcet reverie."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

TOMIE DEPAOLA has been an author and artist for more than 50 years, and there are parents today who have grown up with Strega Nona or The Popcorn Book! His numerous awards include the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Caldecott Honor Award, and the Newbery Honor Award.

Praise For…

"The simple, gentle story is enhanced by DePaola's pastel shades and soft lines that create a most gentle, magical mood."—Booklist

"There are no shadows or lurking demons here, only gentle animals, friendly trolls, a huge, benevolent cat and The Fog Maiden, who takes the children home and tucks them into bed with a tender kiss."—School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823443369
ISBN-10: 0823443361
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: August 13th, 2019
Pages: 28