- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1st edition (September 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689819439
- ISBN-13: 978-0689819438
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.4 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,188,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When Papa Snores Hardcover – September 1, 2000
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-A treat for the eyes and the ears. A little girl can't decide who snores louder: her grandfather or grandmother. "When Papa snores, ARRGHH-OOOMM-ARRGHH-OOOMM the lamp at his bedside rattles and shakes, and the drawers of his dresser open and close. When Nana snores, GARRUUM-GARRUUM the blinds on the window clink-clank together, and the dishes in the drainer shake themselves dry." Long's cumulative text builds on itself to gain momentum until the last page, which ends in an ironic but heartfelt twist. Children will enjoy the amusing onomatopoeic phrases on every page. The wonderful illustrations rendered in gouache and ink with some cut paper portray a household of animated objects and a loving, extended family. Pair this humorous story with Audrey Wood's The Napping House (Harcourt, 1984) at bedtime or storytime.
Sheryl L. Shipley, North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH
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Ages 3-7. Papa and Nana's snoring does not bother the little girl in this picture book. She finds it very natural--and rather comforting. Meade's bright illustrations, done in gouache and ink with some cut paper, capture the energy of the story and the personalities of the characters (as well as their snores). A surprise ending will delight readers, as will the repeated phrases describing what happens when Papa and Nana snore. The illustrations contain many details that young children will have fun picking out, such as the hopscotch drawing on the sidewalk, the pictures on the walls, and the pet cat's presence in each picture. The little girl in her bright yellow nightshirt pops out against the blue tones of nighttime colors and is easy to focus on. Young readers will have fun asking their parents to repeat the varied sounds of snoring-- "carrroosh . . . clinka-linka . . . scurrafffa taffa taf," and more. Kathy Broderick
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When they're both stretched out on the porch in the green afternoon, I can't decide who snores louder. Lamps rattle, cats shiver, window blinds clink & clatter, even the dishes in the drainer shake themselves dry. Shoes on the shoe rack tumble down the stairs & manhole covers out on the road bounce & bang.
Still, it all sounds like music to me; makes me feel safe & sleepy as I crawl into bed. Riffa, riffa, snortity, honk! Who's the loudest snorer of us all?
An unapologetically funny story about the snorer in us all. Lovely pictures & delightful new words to describe the sounds of sleep....