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Don't blink! / by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by David Roberts.

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. (Author). Roberts, David, 1970- illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lake Park LINK Site E R (Text) 33500012671277 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E R (Text) 33500012671269 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385391870
  • ISBN: 0385391870
  • ISBN: 9780375973642
  • ISBN: 0375973648
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A page turns every time you blink, bringing you closer to the end of the book--and bedtime"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 February #1
    Blink your way through to bedtime bliss with this creative challenge for reluctant little ones trying to dodge the evening's end. A saucer-eyed gray owl commands: "Don't blink!" because if you do, you'll have to turn the page. Impossible? Try staring for a long time without blinking. Still have to blink? Try staring at this elephant. (It's an optical illusion drawn with a confusing and intentionally tricky number of legs.) Another ploy is to stare at a grid of circles that result in headache-producing swirls. The frustrated owl says "Dang!" and "Holy pillow puffs!" as he suggests first squinting, then covering one eye, and then a final foolproof solution: if you "just close both eyes" then you can't possibly blink! Eventually no one can help but blink their way to nighttime slumber. The simple graphic-designed artwork uses varied fonts and font sizes, bright colors done in ink, pen, and watercolor, and appealing, suspenseful page turns to illustrate popular Rosenthal's spot-on humor in this interactive bedtime pleaser for parents and kids alike. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was born in 1965, and graduated from Tufts University. A prolific writer, speaker, film maker, and radio show host, she also contributed to TED Talks and wrote several adult and children's books. She lived in Chicago with her husband and children for several years, and then announced on March 3, 2017, that she was terminally ill with cancer. Her essay for the Modern Love column in the New York Times, entitled "You May Want to Marry My Husband," went viral online. She died on March 13, 2017.

David Roberts is the award-winning author of more than 25 books on mountaineering, adventure, and Western history and anthropology. Some of his works include Great Exploration Hoaxes and The Lost World of the Old Ones. He is a veteran mountain climber who has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Smithsonian. Roberts lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Subject: Bedtime > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams.

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