"Goodnight, Moon?" Try "Hello, Mars!"
Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep
couldn't and didn't and would not sleep!
And who could blam him, with so much to do?
He could read, he could draw, make a painting or two --
Race like a rocket in his fastest cars --
Sail in a silver ship up to the stars!
But even explorers must sleep so they'll grow.
Or must they?
You'll just have to read it to know!
Reviews and Awards
A Nick Jr. Magazine Best Book of 2007
"Starting with the picture on the title page of a wide-awake Oliver in bed but ready to spring out, there is a driven intensity about this book with its bold text and full-bleed, fanciful spreads. Young listeners will understand the message - that there are too few hours in a day. This is an excellent selection for pajama storytimes and one-on-one sharing." - School Library Journal
"The soporifically rhythmic verse casts Oliver as the mini-hero of his real and fanciful bedtime adventures. Whimsically detailed watercolor and line illustrations lift Oliver from the intimacy of his bedroom into a boundless outer-space fantasy world where creatures bear a strong resemblance to Oliver’s stuffed “cuddlies” and the rocket ship looks a lot like Oliver’s toy space ship. A warm and fuzzy homage to Sendak’s Max and his wild things guaranteed to lull little ones into their own night-time adventures." - Kirkus Reviews
“Kids will relate to Oliver, whose wide eyes finally close after his imaginative adventures tire him out.” - Parents Magazine
Trim Size: 11" x 9"
Page Count: 40
Foreign Rights: Hodder/Hachette Children's Books
Translation Rights: Hodder/Hachette Children's Books
Rights Available? yes