Thursday, May 28, 2020

No More Naps! - a bookwrap


No More Naps!: A Story for When You're Wide-Awake and Definitely NOT Tired

Authored by Chris Grabenstein
Illustrated by Leo Espinosa

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  40 pages
* Publisher:  Random House Books for Young Readers
* Pub. Date:  Feb. 4, 2020
* Language:  English


“Preschoolers will find the defiant protagonist’s protests a little bit thrilling and 100% funny…. Screamingly fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The idea that naps are opportunities to be eagerly seized is an amusing reframing.” —Publishers Weekly

“Known for the Mr. Lemoncello series, Grabenstein offers a mildly amusing tale of a strong-willed child who changes her mind, and Espinosa contributes a series of lively illustrations featuring expressively drawn characters.” —Booklist

Unwrapping Some Awesome Illustrations for You to Enjoy

"Sleepy?" asked her father with a great big yawn.

"NO!" cried Annalise Devin McFleece. "No, no, NO, no, no!”

"Excuse me," said a man sitting nearby. "If she won't take a nap, may I have it, please?”

The Book

This picture book debut from a #1 New York Times bestselling authored is delightful!  The cover is perfect and the illustrations extraordinary.   

Annalise Devin McFleece is adamant that a nap is not on her radar anytime soon.  Tired, droopy dad, decides to take her to the park and stroll her around to encourage some sleepiness to land on his stubborn little daughter.  They pass an elderly man reading his newspaper on a bench, some dog walkers exercising dogs, kids playing ball, a boy on a skateboard and more.  Each one declares that naps are wonderful and if Annalise Devin McFleece keeps on balking and refuses to take hers they will gladly take her place.  Over they all tumble like dominoes.... falling fast asleep... and guess who is still wide awake?  Yep, our obstinate toddler!  

Seeing that her world around her is snoozing the little babe finds it eerily quiet and extremely boring so Annalise Devin McFleece finally succumbs.  If everyone else is napping she is going to too.  ZZZZzzzzz!   Ahhhhhh, peace. 

The illustrations are just incredible.  The cover pulls you into the story and the artwork is beautiful and really could stand on its own.  I love it ( especially Annalise Devin McFleece ).  If you have ever had a toddler in your life you certainly can relate.  I highly, highly recommend this book.  Nap anyone?

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS! 

Meet the Author

CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, The Island of Dr. Libris, and the Welcome to Wonderland series, as well as the coauthor of numerous page-turners with James Patterson, including Word of Mouse, Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment, and the I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters series. Chris lives in New York City. Visit Chris at and on Twitter at @CGrabenstein.

About the Talented Illustrator

Leo Espinosa is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and designer from Bogotรก, Colombia. His work has been featured in a variety of publications, products, animated series and gallery shows worldwide. His short list includes The New Yorker, Wired, Esquire, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, American Greetings, and Facebook. Leo's award-winning illustrations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Pictoplasma, 3x3, and the Society of Illustrators. In addition, he has given multiple lectures and workshops at schools and institutions such as Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute as well as serving on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design.

He lives with his family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter @veloespinosa.

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