A Loud Winter's Nap by Katy HudsonA Loud Winter's Nap by Katy Hudson

A Loud Winter's Nap

byKaty HudsonIllustratorKaty Hudson

Hardcover | September 1, 2017

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Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn''t missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter? Best-selling author Katy Hudson's charming picture book will convince even the biggest winter grouche that winter can be magical if you have friends by your side.
Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy is the author of the best-selling picture books Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap, which both rec...
Title:A Loud Winter's NapFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:10 × 10 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:10 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:CapstoneLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1623708699

ISBN - 13:9781623708696


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great plot - cute pics! So happy to have found this book for my 3 yr old grand daughter. I've been looking for books with a good plot but not too much text as she has moved on from the short repetitive nature of many board books. This book is perfect. She loves it and I never tire of reading it - a very cute book with awesome detail in the illustrations. (I'm a retired primary teacher with a passion for children's books and am very selective!)
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loud winter's nap Beautiful illustrations and a fun story - sure that all kids will love it.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Cute ~Disclaimer~ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tortoise doesn't like winter so he is going down for a winter nap. Overtime he is about to fall asleep he is awoken. Robin is singing loudly. Rabbit is making an ice sculpture. Squirrel is having a snowball fight. And Beaver chops down the tree he is sleeping in. Each time they ask if he would like to join them and he declines every time. "Tortoises don't like winter...They just don't" When he finally finds the perfect place to sleep it turns out to be a sled and he goes down a hill and skates across a pond. He loves it so much that he discovers that he does like inter after all. I think that this book was super cute. The illustrations were fun and pretty. I liked how he was grumpy and in the end had some fun. This teaches children that they don't know if they will enjoy something unless they try it out. 5/5 ⭐
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tortoises hate winter... or do they? Tortoise is so ready for his winter sleep. He is dozy and groggy and just wants to crawl into his bed and wake up in the Spring. He hates winter. Just as he drifts away into his coveted sleep he hears, "Chirp chirp, chirp!" Who in the world could be disturbing his Feng Shui? It's Robin wondering if he'd like to join the singing class." "No", grumbled Tortoise. "I was trying to sleep. Tortoises don't like winter." He tries over and over to close his eyes and sink into heavenly bliss but is distracted by Rabbit who wants him to come and make ice sculptures with him, Squirrel wants him to partner in a snowball fight, and Beaver who is loud and pounding out creations at his construction site is just simply annoying. After each disruption poor tortoise takes his belongings and slowly plods off to a new location hoping beyond hope to find a quiet space where he can finally hibernate in glorious silence. Do you think he can succeed or will extenuating circumstances draw him into an active winter engaging with his friends and maybe.... just maybe.... enjoying himself and enjoying winter too. The illustrations are just amazing. They are crisp, full of detail, action and expression. The story is short and simple and young readers can handle reading it on their own but it is much more fun sharing it at bedtime. I highly, highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-03-24