Beep! Beep! Go To Sleep! (Little, Brown, 2015)

Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco. This is the story of a boy who struggles to put his rambunctious robots to bed.

My son Samuel loved mechanical things when he was a little boy (and still does as a big boy). Robots and rocket ships and space have a boyish wonder, but--not to get too philosophical--they represent the deeper questions about our place in the universe. When I think about the meaning of my life, I think a lot about Sam. So this is my book for him.

Little, Brown featured it on the cover of their fall catalog...

...Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review... was featured in the New York Times...

...released in paperback by Scholastic...

...and here are some awards that it won:

  • ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Bank Street College: Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
  • Chicago Public Library: Best Picture Books of 2015
  • Huffington Post: Best Picture Books of 2015
  • Early Childhood Education Zone: Best Children's Book Since 2013

Three little robots,
Time for bed.
Time to dim
Your infrared.

Brush your rotors
‘round and ’round.
Clean your shields
And power down.

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