Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy (Hardcover)

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By Drew Daywalt, Scott Campbell (Illustrator), Scott Campbell (Cover design or artwork by)
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Do you have a little one who tries everything he can do to extend bedtime? This might be the perfect story to read, at bedtime! Roderick has trouble turning down his brain, making excuses to get out of bed. When his parents give Roderick a special buddy named “Sleepy” the tables are turned! Sleepy has just as many annoying  excuses and fears about going to sleep as Roderick does. This is a great book that give a positive slant to your reluctant-to-sleep little one.

— From January Staff Picks to Help You Reach Your Reading Goals in 2019


It is impossible not to crack up while reading this all-dialogue bedtime story by Drew Daywalt, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Day the Crayons Quit. Scott Campbell's expressive illustrations bring home the hilarity.

Roderick hates going to bed, and the young boy has become quite resourceful in coming up with ways to delay the dreaded hour when the lights must go out. Roderick's loving parents -- fed up with the distractions and demands that have become his anti-bedtime ritual -- decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with and help him wind down. However, Sleepy quickly proves to be a bit high-maintenance. Just when we fear the night may never end, Sleepy's antics become too exhausting for Roderick to bear.

About the Author

Drew Daywalt is a dad and an author, best known for writing the best-selling children's books The Day the Crayons Quit and its sequel, The Day the Crayons Came Home, both illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Drew is also the author of The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, illustrated by Adam Rex, and Star Wars: BB-8 On the Run, illustrated by Matt Myers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, who always go to bed on time like perfect little angels and never fuss or try to stay up ever ever ever.

Scott Campbell (Scott C.) draws pictures for all kinds of children's books, including Zombie in Love; East Dragon, West Dragon; and XO, OX, A Love Story. He is the author/illustrator of the very popular Hug Machine. Scott lives in New York City. Follow his adventures on Instagram and Twitter @scottlava.

Praise For…

Praise for Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy:
Kansas NEA Reading Circle Recommended Reading List
A Show Me Readers Award Nominee
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484789698
ISBN-10: 1484789695
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 11th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English