SHHH! I’m sleeping by Dorothee de Monfreid.
If you have ever suffered the inability to sleep because someone in the room is snoring their fat head off then you will empathise with this 12 page board book for juniors. It is outstanding.
Picture if you will 8 bunk beds on two walls, in the middle of the night each with a different breed of dog, then one dog starts snoring.
The lights go on, dogs start discussing the situation and as the night progresses all the other dogs end up on the one bunk listening to one dog tell a story.
By morning all the dogs are asleep on the top bunk and the snorer awakes after a great sleep and wonders where everybody is.
The dogs all have great names like Zaza, Misha and Omar and the water colour illustrations tell the story of the night in great detail. The dialogue is in speech bubbles and relates the exasperation of the others with the snoring but what can they do.
Good read aloud.