Book SynopsisHave you ever wondered if there's a thing called 'Awake' hiding in your child's bedroom at night, stealing sleep from them? Now, finally there's a book that provides the answer ... and so much more.
Meet Little Mouse. Little Mouse sits at the edge of her burrow. She knows she should be going to sleep but she can't ... not yet. She can't find Sleep.
Against the advice of her parents, she ventures out into the forest, and finds Awake instead. Her journey takes her on some interesting twists and turns, until ...
As the ultimate bedtime story, this stunning water colour book personifies what parents and children alike feel at bedtime, and helps ignites kids' imaginations along the way.
"Your own eyelids will get heavy after this. Such an endearing book." Growing Through Books
"Classic watercolour illustrations coupled with a marvellous, marvellous story." Sue Austin
About the AuthorStacy Burch
Stacy Burch is a children's author from northwest Pennsylvania, USA where she lives with her husband and three young children. As a writer, mother, and former high school English teacher, she strives to show others the beauty found in differences and the importance of acceptance. Searching for Sleep is Stacy's second children's book.
Ana Laura Alvarenga
Ana Laura Alvarenga is a Brazilian watercolour artist who goes by the pen name of Lana. Born in Franca in 1992, Ana has always been passionate about colours and how they light up children's worlds. She has a degree in graphic design, including 3D art, from the Universidade de Franca. Ana has participated in several exhibitions and won numerous awards for her children's books, including becoming a finalist in the AELIJ Awards with her book Ela Nasceu Clarice, by Ana Rapha Nunes. She has also written and illustrated a book of her own, Senhor Gentil.
Ana has currently illustrated 12 children's books. Searching for Sleep, however, is her debut title in English to a global audience.