Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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High in his tree a young panda named Chengdu lies awake, even though everyone around him is quietly sleeping. He tosses and he turns. He scrunches and he squirms, until he finally finds the perfect spot.
Publisher: New York, New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781423167211
Branch Call Number: JP Saltz
Characteristics: 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

creiling thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 5


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