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Sleepy Stories by Mario Levrero
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Jul 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781939810847

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“Young Nicolás has a voracious appetite for stories and no sympathy for a profoundly sleepy storyteller . . . A storyteller identified only as “Me” spins the yarns to Nicolás, often yawning and nodding off midstory . . . Young readers and their perplexed grown-ups will want to read and reread again and again. Wildly imaginative, surreal, beautiful…in a word, this Argentine import is fabulous.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A nose-tap to every grownup who’s ever been wheedled into reading “just one more!” bedtime story, this is a funny collection whose reluctant narrator warns that his stories are rooted in his severe sleepiness. In them, similarly weary characters curl up in overturned umbrellas, stretch themselves across their houses, and are tossed between monkeys, but they don’t resist: all they want is to slumber. The book’s bold illustrations match the dream-like details of the narrator’s lethargic trip through parent-child nighttime struggles.” –MICHELLE ANNE SCHINGLER, Foreword Reviews

“Bianki presents a world steeped in color: seas of deep crimson, teeming with incarnadine fish, and skies alike of red, but also of indigo, lavender, pink, and warm brown, and always crowded with flocking birds, branches, vines, or stars of lime or coral color . . . Crowded without being cluttered, with animals and sundry mysterious and surprising details, Bianki’s paintings will enchant readers young and old, and they warrant repeated viewing.” - Youth Services Book Reviews

“The artwork in this one is quite original and will offer young readers something beyond the ‘normal’ picture book illustrations they’re usually exposed to . . . The unique illustrations allow the quirkiness of ‘Me’s’ tales to come across with an original and strange flair.” - Bookworm for Kids

“I love the stories that Nicolás’s dad tells him. They are beautifully crafted, goofy, filled with lots of creativity, and cuteness. You just can’t help yourself but laugh when the dad tells these stories.” – Olga Popivker, Stylish Modern Motherhood

“You know those times when you are too tired to think straight, but your kiddo wants a story? That’s the premise of Sleepy Stories. The father pleads exhaustion, but the child says that any story, even a sleepy story, would be fine . . . It’s short, sweet, and totally relatable . . . Sleepy Stories is lovely and soothing, and it elicits chuckles from this adult reader.” - Victoria DiMassa, Glass of Wine Glass of Milk

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