From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1—Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep has a room full of toys, and his healthy imagination makes it impossible to sleep when there are canvases to paint, books to read, magic to create, and moons to visit. He cannot possibly stop to rest until he has exhausted all his options-and himself. Then he snuggles down with his favorite soft toys, much to the satisfaction of his parents, who are peeking at him from around the bedroom door. 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. Pair it with Helen Cooper's The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed
(Dial, 1997) or Jane Dyer's Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap!
(Little, Brown, 2002) for a satisfying bedtime experience.—Kara Schaff Dean, Needham Public Library, MA
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About the Author
MARA BERGMAN is the author of Snip! Snap! What's That?, illustrated by Nick Maland, and Glitter Kitty, illustrated by Lydia Monks. Mara grew up in New York but now lives in England.