By Mary Harris Russell
5:49 PM EST, December 3, 2012
'Sleep Like a Tiger'
By Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
Houghton Mifflin, $16.99, ages 3-6
The beginning is conventional: The little girl doesn't want to sleep. She's not even in her home yet, but in motion, on her scooter, across a plaza. Note that the moon and stars are out, and there are tigers in view. At home, both parents and child wear crowns, and the parents have clearly earned theirs for cleverness, never actually insisting on sleep but, instead, on being clean and tucked in and ready for it. And she, clever child, knows that the tiger in the jungle sleeps to stay strong. Words and pictures are intricate, rewarding careful looking.
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