Maggie de Vries
How Sleep Found Tabitha - a Children's Book by Maggie de Vries

How Sleep Found Tabitha

Snug in her bed, Tabitha waits and searches and listens for sleep. Her bed is cozy. Her room is dark and quiet. Her favourite things surround her. She should be able to drift off to sleep with no trouble, but something is missing. What could it be?

Tabitha's imagination takes over. One by one, the things that she cherishes offer to help her. Will the whale lull her to sleep? Can the eagle carry her to dreamland? Or the horse? The frog? The rabbit?

One by one, Tabitha considers and then rejects their aid.

Sleep comes in the end, as it often does, from an unexpected place.

How Sleep Found Tabitha is a delightful bedtime story for reluctant sleepyheads who will want to hear it over and over again. Sheena Lottís watercolours add layers of wonder to Maggie de Vriesís spare, poetic text.

Sheena Lott has illustrated a number of popular picture books, including Midnight in the Mountains, Going to the Fair and the perennial bestseller Jessie's Island. She is also an award-winning artist whose vibrant watercolours, often featuring children and seascapes, are highly sought after. Sheena lives outside Victoria, BC, & paints in her home studio overlooking the sea.

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