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Forty Winks A Bedtime Adventure

Forty Winks

A Bedtime Adventure

By Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrator Lita Judge


Price: $17.99

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  • Publication Date: October 26, 2021
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • ISBN: 9781419745522
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

A rollicking bedtime read-aloud about a family of mice, from bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and award-winning illustrator Lita Judge

“It’s time for bed!” the Wink parents said.
Their routine was the same every night.
Mama and Papa lined up their big brood,
all thirty-eight children in sight . . .

When the sun sets on this mouse family's house, it's the start of a bedtime routine for the ages! Come along as all 38 Wink children have snacks and baths, brush their teeth, read stories, and finally, finally settle down to sleep.

This rollicking, rhyming story from the award-winning pair Kelly DiPucchio and Lita Judge is the perfect read-aloud for parents and their wiggly little ones to share before bedtime.


"With the soothing rhythm of an old-time nursery rhyme, alliteration, and end and internal rhymes, this makes for a fun read-aloud... A fun twist of a familiar phrase and a delightful new bedtime tale."
Kirkus Reviews
"The book’s plentiful pleasure comes from being in the presence of a wonderfully rendered family that lives and loves large."
Publishers Weekly
"A sweet new picture-book adventure. . .Judge lends whimsical pencil-and-watercolor illustrations to the tale, depicting a nighttime regimen that many kids will recognize." 

About the author

Kelly DiPucchio is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books for children, including Gaston, Grace for President, and Super Manny Stands Up. DiPucchio works from home in her snug fuzzy flannels in Michigan, where she lives with her small brood. She likes mice but prefers the illustrated kind. Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Flight School, Red Sled, Born in the Wild, and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, three cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. She also shares her woodpile with a large family of mice.