While You're Asleep (Hardcover)

While You're Asleep By Emmy Kastner, Emmy Kastner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emmy Kastner, Emmy Kastner (Illustrator)
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In the spirit of The Panda Problem, this “funny, raucous, and ultimately satisfying” (Mac Barnett, New York Times bestselling author) meta picture book shows what both diurnal and nocturnal animals get up to while you’re asleep.

When the Earth slowly spins and light fades away, animals hunker down for bedtime. But the narrator’s cozy story is interrupted by fireflies flickering, raccoons enjoying chicken dinners, and foxes planning a nighttime festival. The narrator eventually gives up trying to get the nocturnal creatures to go to sleep like everyone else as skunks, beavers, and more gather for a midnight soiree you’d have to see to believe…if you weren’t asleep!

About the Author


Emmy Kastner is an author and illustrator of children’s books. A former high school teacher, Emmy taught English and science in San Francisco. Upon moving back to Michigan, she cofounded the youth writing center Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK). RAWK is devoted to celebrating and amplifying youth voices through the cultivation of reading and writing skills via joy, creativity, equity, and access. Emmy lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband and three kids, their dog, and two cats. She spends most days writing and making art in her studio above her family’s coffee shop.

Emmy Kastner is an author and illustrator of children’s books. A former high school teacher, Emmy taught English and science in San Francisco. Upon moving back to Michigan, she cofounded the youth writing center Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK). RAWK is devoted to celebrating and amplifying youth voices through the cultivation of reading and writing skills via joy, creativity, equity, and access. Emmy lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband and three kids, their dog, and two cats. She spends most days writing and making art in her studio above her family’s coffee shop.

Praise For…


"Captivating musings on what happens when we drift off for the night."
Kirkus Reviews

"Kastner masterfully plays with readers’ expectations and format conventions, creating a story that is both funny and thought-provoking."
Horn Book


Product Details
ISBN: 9781665931335
ISBN-10: 1665931337
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English

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