OverviewEach night at bedtime, the royal princess finds that she cannot sleep a wink and she shouts so loudly that the whole palace is kept awake all night. Continuously exhausted, the kingdom is in shambles. Concerned citizens line up to try to solve the little girl’s problem using a variety of ineffectual methods—from lullabies and warm milk to sheep counting and spinning wheels. Combining the author’s whimsical artwork with drawings by her own young daughter, this cleverly playful tale illustrates the importance of a full night's rest.
Reviews"This bedtime tale, with its nod to Sleeping Beauty, is a treat to hear and a pleasure to look at." —School Library Journal (December 2012)
Author BiographyAn Leysen is a teacher of creation and fashion at the Holy Grave School in Turnhout, Antwerp.