The Book of ZZZs

Publisher: Tundra Books
Pigs and puppies, cats and meerkats, babies and grown-ups – all creatures sleep, but even so, sleep can take us by surprise.

With an artist’s eye, Arlene Alda has created a remarkably warm and intimate collection of images that capture the peace and magic of dreams. Young children will delight in the realization that no matter where or what we are, every living thing shares the same need for comfort, safety, and renewal.

Perfect for anytime, but especially at bedtime, The Book of ZZZs will help little ones accept that rest is as natural as play, and that there is time for both in a busy day. Minimal text, perfect for fledgling readers, whispers quietly along with the images and adds a poetic quality to this visual treat.

From the Hardcover edition.


“. . . delightful . . . The Book of ZZZs gives us an intimate glimpse
at these creatures . . . these photos will warm your heart, tickle
your funny bone and, perhaps, urge you to nod off yourself.” — Today’s Parent

“. . . simple but evocative . . . Alda’s superlative photographs illustrate some of the many ways they do it . . . This is an art, science and bedtime book all rolled into one.” — Toronto Star

“. . . this gentle parade of photographs would make a lovely inducement to slumber.” — Globe and Mail