An adorable tale of how staying in bed for just one more second can turn into hours.
When you wake up in the morning, have you ever said to yourself, “Just one more second”? After Nick’s alarm goes off, he thinks about where he and his friends will play for the day. But there seems to be a downside to every idea. Some ideas later, Nick finds himself still in bed, wishing for just one more second of sleep. This is a funny story about a sleepy badger who struggles to get out of bed.
• Fun, fantastical, colorful illustrations will appeal to kids.
• Kids will connect with a protagonist who’d rather stay in bed and dream.
• Takes readers on journeys of the imagination.
Author and illustrator Tony Song has illustrated a wide variety of children’s books. His books are inspired by extraordinary things that happen to him every day. For Tony, there is no end to the wonders in life. He resides in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, two boys, Jaxon and Ryan, and a sleepy old dog named Onion.
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels
Guided Reading Level: J
Grade Level Equivalent: 1
Picture book, animal fantasy, narrative prose, story elements: setting, plot and character development, point of view, main character, Nick the Raccoon, humorous tone, illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: make inferences, predict outcomes, make text to self connections. Theme: procrastination, creative imagination.
Interest Age: 3 to 7 years
Reading Age: 6 to 7 years
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
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