The Napping House by Audrey Wood, Illustrated by Don Wood
“There is a house, a napping house where everyone is sleeping.” That’s not my house but the book most certainly is in it somewhere. We received this one from my parents for Christmas a couple years ago. Liam was only 19 months at the time and it turned out, that was far too young. Though Chapters recommends 0-24 months, I’d have to say that there’s a gap in there where your little one won’t have the attention span to listen to you read it though he or she may enjoy looking at the pictures (without reading the text) as they are quite delightful. Now that Liam is three+ he’s better at paying attention (sort of) and consequently The Napping House has been added to our arsenal of bedtime stories.
I ran into this video of someone reading the story and the beginning is almost exactly how I try to read it for Liam. Granted, it may start out as a calm peaceful read but by the end you may just accidentally wake your little one up. Though this is yet another book I may not have picked up on my own, I consider it a wonderful addition to our collection.