A picture book by Snooze-O-Rama by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Kyle Reed.

Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Kyle Reed

While you brush your teeth and turn out the light, animals all over the world are getting ready for bed in their own unique ways. Otters snuggle under seaweed blankets, plump walruses use their throat pouches as pillows, and just like putting on pajamas, parrotfish cover themselves with a coat of slime before bed.

Drawing on scientific research, this nonfiction book for young readers playfully compares the ways humans and animals prepare for a good night's sleep. On one page, a child dozes during a car ride or cuddles up to their parents in bed. Flip the page, and readers will delight in discovering how other creatures catch some z's.

Vibrant collage illustrations bring colour and humour to the fascinating facts about animals both familiar and unusual. With lively descriptions of each animal's bedtime routine, Snooze-O-Rama is a whimsical introduction to STEM — and an invitation to sleep! (From Owlkids)

Snooze-O-Rama is a finalist for the 2022 Silver Birch Express Award, which celebrates fiction books for readers in Grades 3-4.

Maria Birmingham is an Ontario author of several books for young people, including Acting WildBiometrics and A Beginner's Guide to Immortality.

Kyle Reed is a digital and traditional illustrator based in Hamilton, Ont. His work has appeared in children's books, magazines and advertisements. 

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