|Lisa Graff. Lauren Castillo, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2016|
As twilight descends and bedtime draws near, a little boy is quite sure that it is not time for sleeping, in this tale for readers and listeners up to 7. As each piece of his evening routine is completed—helping with the dishes, playing with the dog, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth with Dad, being tucked in by Mom, and listening to a story—he becomes a little more certain: it is definitely not time yet. The question is, what will it take for this determined tot to call it a night? A Caldecott Honor winner for Nana in the City, Lauren Castillo's charming, darkly outlined ink and watercolor illustrations look a bit like woodblock prints, while Lisa Graff's prose is soothing and rhythmic.
"Lisa Graff's gentle, cumulative phrases and the ever-deeper hues of Ms. Castillo's star-spangled pictures make this an excellent choice for lulling little ones."—Wall Street Journal