The multi-talented and otherwise splendiferous Mary Logue (yes, my Mary Logue) has two new books out this fall.
For many years, I listened to Mary talk about an idea she had for a children’s picture book: the story of a little girl who is not sleepy, and of the kind, patient, and wise parents who coax her into bed. After many starts and stops, the story came together.
Told in economical and graceful prose, Sleep Like a Tiger is sweetly and stunningly illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. It is one of those children’s books that can be read again and again, with each reading revealing something new.
Here is a spread from the book:
And a detail from that spread:
And a detail of the detail:
Here’s is a nice article about the book, with more details from the artwork, including some of Pamela’s working sketches.
SLEEP LIKE A TIGER