If you are a regular here you know that 2 year old Alice would rather read books over watching television. Alice was all smiles over her new book Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep. This hard back book is written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg. Such a CUTE book!!! Chengdu is a young panda that just can’t get to sleep. I know exactly how young Chengdu feels!! Well, except the high in a tree part. Chengdu is the only one wide awake. Each page finds Chengdu tossing, turning, squirming and moving to find that perfect sleep spot. (seriously, does that sound familiar or WHAT?!)
We love that the book has different size pages inside, for instance one page unfolds to see Chengdu hanging upside down from a tree branch. The pages continue to fold this way and that way. Alice thought this was one of the funniest parts of the book. Little Chengdu has beautiful big eyes, wide open page after page. Chengdu’s solution is a wonderful surprise.
This is a beautifully illustrated book. The story flows beautifully from the first page to the last. Truly a great book for panda lovers everywhere. An absolutely beautiful bedtime story book!
Author, illustrator Barney Saltzberg has published close to 30 children’s books. Barney also is a singer and songwriter! He studied art at Sonoma State College in Northern California and later took a class at Otis/Parsons in Children’s Book writing and illustrating where he created his first book, It Must Have Been the Wind. He has also recorded two albums for children, Where, Oh, Where’s My Underwear? and, The Soccer Mom From Outer Space. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Alice and I give Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep four thumbs WAY WAY UP!!! Cute book!!
Find Chengdu on Disney Store web site and on Amazon May 6, 2014. You can pre-order now for $10.74 and Amazon Prime eligible.
Disclosure: I have received complimentary/free products for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Connie at Peanut Butter And Whine.