It's naptime, but Susie isn't sleepy. Daddy tries everything to tire her out. They boogie, they bongo, and they do the creepy camel, but still Susie says "No nap."
About the Author
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about a little girl named Susie who did not want to take a nap because she was not tired. Her dad tried several things in hopes to make Susie tired; they took a walk, read stories, and played around the house. Still, Susie was not tired, and before long, her dad was the one who fell asleep.This is a good book to read to children in kindergarten or first grade. One good time to read it is before nap time because it has to do with the struggles of getting a young child to go to sleep. Another good time to read this is when talking about family because it has to do with a girl spending alot of time with her dad.
No Naps is a story about a Dad working hard to get his wired little girl, Susie, to take a nap. He does everything he can think of to get her tired. Nothing seems to work , not a walk or even a bed time story. So the Dad tries up until he gets tired him self and falls asleep on Susie's bed with toys all around him. Susie's mother then comes home shocked to see the mess and that the Dad is fast asleep. But even for her Mom Susie says "NO nap."This book is very relatable to all children who are still taking naps and are not fond of them.