“No voy a dormir!” declares a young girl who unsuccessfully tries to stay awake past her bedtime. Simple text and colorful, cartoon illustrations convey the novelty of the book – the seamless collaboration between the author and illustrator to allow readers to experience this sleepy romp through the eyes of the character with darkness closing in as the she eventually gives in to her denied sleepiness. This charming tale is sure to become a favorite bed time story for all young children and would work well in a children’s story time. Highly Recommended
No voy a dormir/I am not going to sleep. Christiane Gribel. Illus. by Orlando. New York: Lectorum Publications Inc., 2009. Unpaged. $7.99 (Paperback). ISBN 978-1-933032-51-1. Grades PreK-1. Bilingual.