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Jan 12, 2017

Too busy sleeping

Zanni Louise, illustrated by Anna Pignataro
Little Hare Books [Hardie Grant Egmont]

Where is this bundle of endless play that Eleanor expected? Most of the time, new baby Reuben is too busy sleeping. If not, he is too busy feeding. At least the adults in the family have ways to keep Eleanor distracted. But when story time arrives, Reuben won’t go to sleep. When will Eleanor get her turn? Maybe if she plays with his feet; kisses his forehead; tickles his fingers. Who is too busy sleeping now? This is such a typical family scenario and the soft watercolour illustrations with fabric collage perfectly match the warm domesticity of the tale.