Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep

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High in the trees in the middle of the night, all of the pandas are sleeping except for Chengdu, who tries everything and still cannot fall asleep until he finds the perfect spot--atop his brother, Yuan. Includes 2 fold-out pages, a half-page and a quarter-page.
Publisher: New York : Disney * Hyperion, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423167211
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sal
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Feb 26, 2017

My just-turned 4 yo son and I love this book. It makes us giggle and is a quick, fun, and cuddle-filled book to read at night time.

ChristchurchKids Jun 27, 2016

Chengdu's sad, wide-eyed stare tells his story at a glance: out of all the pandas in the bamboo forest, he's the only one who can't fall asleep. He just can't seem to get comfortable, no matter how he wiggles, twitches, or hangs upside-down. Yet Chengdu won't give up on his quest for the perfect spot -- not even if it wakes up his brother, Yuan. Playful formatting, such as extreme close-ups and fold-outs, allows for unexpected bursts of visual humor, while the simple text and three-color design create a serene, hushed atmosphere, making Chengdu a winning read for bedtime or any time.

nypl_morningside_heights Jul 28, 2014

Chengdu just can't get comfortable to go to sleep. Fun to follow the illustrations to his final sleeping spot.


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Feb 26, 2017

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