Sleep Like a Tiger: 10/20/15
I swear Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue was written for me, or my inner child at least. A little girl struggles to sleep and her patient parents answer her questions about how different creatures sleep. Eventually she puts together all the lessons of the different animals to find her own best way to sleep.
As a child, and frankly well into my teens, I would spend the long sleepless nights pretending to sleep like different creatures or people or in different places. I've always been a bit of an insomniac, stuck there in bed with just my imagination.
Along with the girl's questions are beautiful illustrations showing her sleeping beside the different animals. The illustrations combine perfectly with the lyrical text to create something magical and memorable. It was a 2013 Caldecott Honor book.