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While Everyone Is Sleeping

While Everyone Is Sleeping

By Sarah Mackenzie and Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard


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IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner

A beautiful, enchanting story sure to inspire readers with curiosity, a love of nature, and a sense of joy.

Just before morning, a little shrew is awakened by the moon. A mysterious fragrance leads her to a garden of moonflowers, where moths flutter, crickets hum, and frogs and peepers keep the beat. Join Little Shrew's merry romp in the moonlit garden in this bedtime story for adventurous souls.

With shimmering fireflies on the cover and gorgeous full-color illustrations throughout, this book showcases Waxwing's commitment to sharing the most beautiful books with your family.

About the contributor(s)

Sarah Mackenzie is an enthusiastic reader of picture books and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. She lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and six kids, where they homeschool, read aloud, and dance in moonlit gardens whenever possible.

Gabrielle Grimard draws worlds in which she'd like to live. Focusing on light and color, she primarily uses watercolor, gouache, and oil paints. She lives with her family in Quebec, Canada.

Book details

ISBN: 9781956393026
Publisher: Waxwing Books
Date published:
Page count: 40
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Nocturnal, Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams, Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Baby Animals, and Juvenile Fiction / Science & Nature / Flowers & Plants
Ages: 3 to 7

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