While You Were Napping by Jenny OffillWhile You Were Napping by Jenny Offill

While You Were Napping

byJenny OffillIllustratorBarry Blitt

Picture Books | September 23, 2014

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In this hilarious read-aloud featuring robots, fire trucks, and pirates, meet an older sister who’s more than happy to fill her little brother in on all he missed while he was napping. Since none of the other neighborhood kids had to nap, they came over. Then came the robots, and of course the astronauts. It was tons of fun . . . and luckily for the boy (right?!), he slept through it all!

Here’s a picture book that is sure to ring true in every family with more than one child. With minimal text and raucous illustrations, this laugh-out-loud, spot-on picture book is also a perfect portrait of a mischievous kid at her imaginative best.
Jenny Offill is the author of 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore, a Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, and 11 Experiments That Failed, also a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, c...
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Title:While You Were NappingFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.25 × 8.9 × 0.4 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375865721

ISBN - 13:9780375865725

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Editorial Reviews

“[Offill’s] channeling of sibling snark is a thing of beauty. Blitt mischievously and masterfully choreographs the neverending festivities […] His watercolors will reward close-reading visual joke connoisseurs.” — Publishers Weekly starred review"The brazen over-the-topness leavens the taunting with pure ridiculousness, but there’s still enough bite to make this absolutely hilarious, especially to older sibs." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review"Offill must’ve had some sibling rivalry as a child, because she knows just how to dole out exquisite torture with an insidious, offhand tone. Blitt makes for the perfect coconspirator, contrasting the kids’ almost-maniacal partying with the napping child’s big-headed, about-to-blubber innocence. Simply brutal! And quite funny." - Booklist