[Reading] ➶ The Napping House Author Audrey Wood – Tactical-player.co.uk

The Napping House Summary The book The Napping House starts on a rainy night with a house, which has a cozy bed in it where a granny is sleeping Since the bed is a cozy bed, everyone wants to sleep in it Throughout the beginning of the book, one by one a child, dog, cat, and a mouse all pile on top of the granny while sleeping They are all cozy in the bed until a flea climbs on top of the mouse Instead of the flea being sleepy like everyone else the flea is wide awake and bites the mouse that wakes up, causi Summary The book The Napping House starts on a rainy night with a house, which has a cozy bed in it where a granny is sleeping Since the bed is a cozy bed, everyone wants to sleep in it Throughout the beginning of the book, one by one a child, dog, cat, and a mouse all pile on top of the granny while sleeping They are all cozy in the bed until a flea climbs on top of the mouse Instead of the flea being sleepy like everyone else the flea is wide awake and bites the mouse that wakes up, causing a chain reaction to which everyone wakes up It is morning however so they go about their day with smiles on their faces Age This is a good primary age book because it has a mixture of small words like cat, dog, bed, for the younger age children however it also has bigger words that a 5 year old may not be aware of like dozing, snoozing, and wakeful It can help teach children words they may not be familiar with and it also has nice pictures I could imagine younger children thinking it s funny how all the characters are sleeping on top of each other Artistic elements When talking about the artistic element of space in this book, in the beginning of the book both pages are used, for instances, the boy and the cat are on the left page and the granny, the dog, and the bed are on the right As the book continues the majority of your focus tends to go to the right page because the characters that were on the left moved to the bed The illustrator did a good job with using the whole page and not just half The color in the book isdual colors because its nighttime however, it s a small amount of colors that are being used The shades change a little but its mostly green, blue, yellow, and brown The lines in this book are very defined and detailed you can tell in the hair of the boy and the fur of the dog The way the granny s nightgown and boys shirt has movement in them shows the detail that was put into this book.Recommendation I think this is a good book I remember reading it when I was little Its fun picturing all the characters to as if they were real ,and how they would all fit in one bed The words are not advanced it can get annoying to read the same words repeatedly However, the words in this book are a pattern and would be a good book to teach patterns For the most part, it is a good book and I definitely recommend it Adorable and funny The illustrations are superb and there is repetition, cumulative sentences, causes and effect, perfect The Napping House is one of Audrey Wood s and Don Wood s earlier children s books and is probably one of their most peaceful books ever written The Napping House was extremely popular back in the 80s for its numerous awards that it won which includes the 1984 New York Times Best Illustrated Children s Book, the 1984 Golden Kite Award from Society of Children s Book Writers and the 1984 American Library Association Notable Book for Children Audrey Wood s lyrical writing is at its best as s The Napping House is one of Audrey Wood s and Don Wood s earlier children s books and is probably one of their most peaceful books ever written The Napping House was extremely popular back in the 80s for its numerous awards that it won which includes the 1984 New York Times Best Illustrated Children s Book, the 1984 Golden Kite Award from Society of Children s Book Writers and the 1984 American Library Association Notable Book for Children Audrey Wood s lyrical writing is at its best as she narrates how all the family members are sleeping in the house only to be awakened by a wakeful flea Don Wood s illustrations are colorful and beautiful beyond all reason, especially when he draws the rain shower at the beginning of the book and he makes the sky look gray, which is extremely effective on the realism of this story as the characters look like real people Another advantage to Don Wood s illustrations is that his illustrations are humorous especially of the scenes where each family member bump into each other and their eyes popped out of their heads as they are surprised at being awakened by each other The Napping House is truly a masterpiece and because of Audrey Wood s creative verses and Don Wood s beautiful illustrations, this book is surely to capture the hearts of many young children I recommend this book to children ages three and up since it is simple to read and the situation is extremely simple to understand.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog Well, this book grew on me Probably because my daughter insists on reading it every damn night Initially to me it just read like the There s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea song, listing one thing after the other after the other BUT, this book is actually amazing and here are the reasons 1 All the synonyms for sleeping There s a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog and snoozing cat in the napping house Yeah, I listed those from memory Like I said, Every Damn Night Maybe s Well, this book grew on me Probably because my daughter insists on reading it every damn night Initially to me it just read like the There s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea song, listing one thing after the other after the other BUT, this book is actually amazing and here are the reasons 1 All the synonyms for sleeping There s a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog and snoozing cat in the napping house Yeah, I listed those from memory Like I said, Every Damn Night Maybe she doesn t care about the words right now, but I love the idea of building her vocabulary and I hope that as she grows she will understand that for every thing she wants to say, there are many many ways of saying it.2 All the synonyms give the text a lyrical quality which is fun to read out loud Every Damn Night.3 There s so much happening in the illustrations The text is talking about the granny, but you can see the child is starting to wake up and then the next page he s made his way to granny s bed while the dog is stretching to join them on the next page It s a nice progression I need to figure out if the flea is in all the pictures or if it just makes an appearance when the mouse moseys over to sleep on the cat I ll check on that tonight 4 My daughter loves reading it Every Damn Night yep, the wakeful flea is in every picture making it s way to the cozy bed in the napping house where everyone is sleeping It s fun to find Best 12 bucksI bought this For no real actual reason 12 bucks on kindle Worth it Kinda Why does this needwords. This is an Anglo Saxon version of sorts of the old Passover song, Chad Gadya In the Heeb version, God destroys the angel of death, who killed the butcher, who slaughtered the ox, who drank the water, that extinguished the fire, that burned the stick, that beat the dog, that bit the cat, that ate the goat In The Napping House, the wakeful flee bites the mouse, who scares the cat, who claws the dog, who thumps the child, who bumps the granny who breaks the bed The latter is joyously embraced This is an Anglo Saxon version of sorts of the old Passover song, Chad Gadya In the Heeb version, God destroys the angel of death, who killed the butcher, who slaughtered the ox, who drank the water, that extinguished the fire, that burned the stick, that beat the dog, that bit the cat, that ate the goat In The Napping House, the wakeful flee bites the mouse, who scares the cat, who claws the dog, who thumps the child, who bumps the granny who breaks the bed The latter is joyously embraced as an opportunity to celebrate the glorious day, watch the rainbow, and play outside In the Jewish version, we get constantly reminded that the dead goat cost our father 2 goddamn hard earned zuzim In the Anglo version, everyone naps first, and then wake up to run and play, while the Jews conclude our endless seder with Chad Gadya, thus saving the nap as best for last One of my favorite childrens books I like the book due to the pictures, which make me relaxed and peaceful This is one of the good book for bed time There are many descriptive words and repetition sentences that sound like a poetry, which may assist children easily to remember the words, sentences, and the sequence such as the person who is in the cozy bed, the second one, and the last one Moreover, in the last several pages, which use some different verbs to describe each subject The rhyme sentences can help children to reca I like the book due to the pictures, which make me relaxed and peaceful This is one of the good book for bed time There are many descriptive words and repetition sentences that sound like a poetry, which may assist children easily to remember the words, sentences, and the sequence such as the person who is in the cozy bed, the second one, and the last one Moreover, in the last several pages, which use some different verbs to describe each subject The rhyme sentences can help children to recall and memorize the story and also helps to develop cognitive skills such as cause and effect in the story.Children will also like this book and repeat some sentences or recite them with me when I read the book Children may feel crazy when they share their bedroom information and communicate with others They might have some body movements such jumping, bouncing, and snoring as they are looking at the book While reading it aloud, I would emphasize the adjectives which describe the person or animal and the verbs that they will make childrenconcentrate on This is a book that has been one that is picked over and overgiggles and twinkling eyes bubble up to become laughter that tumbles out time after time Hugs followand memories are made Priceless. Everyone Knows The Cumulative Rhyme This Is The House That Jack Built, But The Napping House Is Close On Its Heels In The Race For Posterity And On That Granny There Is A Child A Dreaming Child On A Snoring Granny On A Cozy Bed In A Napping House, Where Everyone Is Sleeping Included In The Napping House Menagerie Is A Dozing Dog, A Snoozing Cat, A Slumbering Mouse, And A Wakeful Flea Who Ends Up Toppling The Whole Sleep Heap With One Chomp Don Wood S Delightfully Detailed Comical Illustrations Are Bathed In Moonlight Blues Until The Sun Comes Up, Then All Is Color And Rainbows And A Very Awake Household Awards ALA Notable Children S Book, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book Of The Year, Golden Kite Award Winner, California Young Reader Medal Winner, Booklist Editors Choice


About the Author: Audrey Wood

Audrey Wood studied art and drama at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas She has owned an operated a book and import store, taught chldren s drama and art, and traveled throughout Mexico and Guatemala studying Indian folk art She now lives in Hawaii with her talented family husband Don and son Bruce, who have both collaborated with Audrey by illustrating some of her books.


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