When Everyone Was Fast Asleep by Tomie dePaola. PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House, 2019. $18. 9780823442812
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
A large cat, Token, wakes two children from their sleep on the orders of the Fog maiden. They meet fantastical characters and attend a ball and a tea party. They are returned to their beds by the Fog maiden and sleep soundly.
I realize that Tomie dePaola is a classic author, and this is a reprint of a 1976 book, but I found his pace here slow and boring. The art was flat and uninteresting.
Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher