The Midnight Babies
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- Publication Date: June 13, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- ISBN: 9781647005771
- Page Count: 40
- Rights: World/All
In this fantastical bedtime adventure, babies from far and wide join forces to defy their ultimate nighttime nemesis: sleep!
The babies have come from far and wide, crawling and walking and toddling and tumbling.
These are the can’t-sleep babies, the won’t-sleep babies, the itchy-feet babies, the just-one-more-story-please babies.
“Sleep! Sleep! Anywhere but Sleep!!!” sing the babies.
And the quest of the Midnight Babies begins!
Babies arise! In an epic quest to stay awake, the Midnight Babies must overcome sleepy temptation: battling the forces of Slumberland, venturing through the Forest of Nightlights and the Sea of Stories, voyaging through the Garden of Lullabies to the Rockabye River, and even through the dreaded Land of Nodoff. But can they resist their greatest challenge: the Cuddle?
Bestselling author-illustrator Isabel Greenberg turns bedtime on its head with a hilarious, delightful odyssey that will resonate with wide-eyed little ones and sleep-deprived parents alike!
"This clever, tongue-in-cheek story will be best appreciated by parents familiar with sleep-delaying tactics. The dynamic, cartoony pencil-and-charcoal illustrations, colored digitally, are lively and imaginative and feature lots of endearing, wide-eyed, racially diverse infants."Kirkus —
About the author
Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning illustrator, comic artist, and writer. She illustrated the picture book A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, which won the Mathical Book Prize, was named a Boston Globe Horn Book Award honor, and “best of the year” by Amazon, Space.com, and the Planetary Society, and has over 60,000 copies in print, along with Power Up and The Ocean in Your Bathtub. Her graphic novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Greenberg has worked with a variety of clients, including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical. This is her first author-illustrated picture book.