William’s Winter Nap – words by Linda Ashman, pictures by Chuck Groenink


   William’s Winter Nap – words by Linda Ashman, pictures by Chuck Groenink, Disney-Hyperion, (9781484722824), 2017

Format: Paperback galley

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book? Sort of reminiscent of The Mitten, William settles down to sleep, “He drinks his cocoa, climbs in bed. He fluffs the pillow beneath his head, then burrows down for a nice long nap…” when he hears a tapping on his window. It’s a little lost chipmunk, cold and tired seeking a warm bed – so William invites him in. But soon there is a “Knock. Knock, Knock” and William finds a porcupine at his door. And so it goes, the bed filling with a groundhog, raccoon…and a bear! This is an adorable story filled with perfect rhymes, suspense and lovely illustrations done in winter hues.

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing!

To whom would you recommend this book? This would work well for winter storytimes or as a soothing bedtime story.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Very near.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 7/24/2017

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