The Napping House

The Napping House

Book - 1984
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A giftworthy hardcover edition of the classic cumulative tale that's perfect for bedtime, naptime...anytime! Listen and follow along with the bonus downloadable audio book.

In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor and before you know it, no one is sleeping! This classic story by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Caldecott-honoree Don Wood is a must-have for the family library.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1984.
ISBN: 9780152567088
Branch Call Number: WOO STORIES
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Wood, Don 1945-- Illustrator


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TSCPL_Sherry Nov 04, 2020

This title is also available in Spanish and as an audiobook.

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TSCPL_NatalieM May 31, 2016

A hysterical cumulative tale.

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TSCPL_LissaS Sep 11, 2019

This one is technically about waking up....

List - Building vocabulary
Dawn_B Oct 15, 2018

A variety of words for sleeping. The pictures and repetitive rhyming text are perfect for young children.

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Nov 30, 2020

The Napping House, written by Audrey Wood, follows the story of a narcoleptic family sharing a nap on a bed. This story is a classic and I think it is very funny. This book is really good for kids and follows a reparative rhythm that is absolutely adorable. I really liked this book as a kid and it had proven to age well. I would recommend this book to the age groups of 4-6 because it is a very fun read and I am sure that they will love it.

Nov 17, 2020

Such beautiful illustration! What a fun read that causes you to want to find the house that Jack built. This was equally as endearing.

Oct 13, 2016

An easy read with lots of repetition for early readers

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

A grandma, a boy, a dog, a cat and a mouse are taking a peaceful nap when a wakeful flea causes havoc.

May 14, 2015

Cute and silly , lovely illustrations

PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

Goes perfectly with a yoga-themed storytime. You can do a yoga pose for each of the characters in the story!

nypl_morningside_heights Dec 04, 2014

Works well for all ages. Beautiful artwork and cute tale.

Jun 19, 2014

Fun to read and for child to point at things

May 05, 2014

Thoroughly delightful for kids of all ages. The rhythm of the words along with the illustrations make this book a great read for you and your little ones.

Jul 04, 2011

Loved the illustrations. Fun to read about cause and effect & family.

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