Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Being the mother of a toddler who often protests naptime, I laughed out loud when I saw No More Naps! A delightful premise (others taking the naps that Annalise won’t take) and a satisfying ending (spoiler alert: there are zzzzzz’s) make this a great read-aloud for story time or as a preamble to a good, long snooze (fingers crossed).”
— Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
Imagine if you could steal your toddler's nap? This picture book debut from a #1 New York Times bestselling author turns the universal dilemma of getting kids to sleep upside down!
It's time for a nap, but Annalise Devin McFleece wants NOTHING to do with bedtime. Dad tries to encourage sleepiness by pushing Analise through the park, and when they pass a dog walker, a skate boarder, a juggler, and more, each of them thinks that taking a nap is a GREAT idea. So if Annalise Devin McFleece doesn't want hers...perhaps they'll take it! One by one, everyone falls asleep EXCEPT Annalise Devin McFleece. But when she's finally ready for her nap, all the naps are taken! Is there anyone who has an extra nap to spare?
With every turn of the page, the busy city scene becomes more and more quiet...except for Annalise Devin McFleece.
Will she ever take a nap?
About the Author
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, The Island of Dr. Libris, and the Welcome to Wonderland series, as well as the coauthor of numerous page-turners with James Patterson, including Word of Mouse, Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment, and the I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters series. Chris lives in New York City.
LEO ESPINOSA is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and designer from Bogotá, Colombia. His work has been featured in a variety of publications, products, animated series and gallery shows worldwide including The New Yorker, Wired, Esquire, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, and more. He lives with his family in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Preschoolers will find the defiant protagonist's protests a little bit thrilling and 100% funny…. Screamingly fun." —Kirkus Reviews
“The idea that naps are opportunities to be eagerly seized is an amusing reframing." —Publishers Weekly
“Known for the Mr. Lemoncello series, Grabenstein offers a mildly amusing tale of a strong-willed child who changes her mind, and Espinosa contributes a series of lively illustrations featuring expressively drawn characters.” —Booklist