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By Kristy Kurjan, Illustrated by Tyler Parker



16 Pages, 6 x 6

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $7.95 (US $7.95) (CA $9.95)

Publication Date: August 2014

ISBN 9780986075001

Rights: US & CA

KPO Creative LLC (Aug 2014)

Price: $7.95


Finalist, 9th Annual National Indie Excellence AwardsFast, fun, and engaging, this book makes sleepy time special for children and parents alike. Follow the kangaroo through the zoo as he gets ready for a nap-a-roo. Little ones can't get enough of this adorable modern book that centers around naps. With colorful images and imaginative text, this story is easy to fall in love with. Children will enjoy taking a nap-a-roo just like the kangaroo.


"'It's time for a nap-a-roo,/ just like the kangaroo,' begins this nap-encouraging board book from first-time author Kurjan, which is built around rhymes with a long 'oo' sound. Readers learn that the kangaroo in question—who wears a striped neckerchief and carries a purple stuffed animal in its pouch—'lives in the zoo.../ In Timbuktu.../ With a dog named Lou' and other animals. While the rhymes aren't especially imaginative, Parker's cheery and polished digital cartoons show real talent, and the book maintains a sense of fun (including a 'Coo Coo Ka Choo' dance break) from start to finish."  —BookLife

Author Biography

Kristy Kurjan is a writer, stylist, and creative entrepreneur. She enjoys running, boating, and reading to her family. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan. Tyler Parker is an illustrator and ukulele enthusiast. His background is in sequential design. He lives in Seattle, Washington.