Illustrated by Phyllis Tildes

Publisher: Charlesbridge

This book is dedicated – “For Gráinne, Madeline, Flint Kelly Oak, and Alexander Eugene: our little nappers.”

The Story Behind The Story

It was an image of a polar bear cub taking a snow bath that began these two board books. The image was in my mind and it stayed there for a very long time, for years in fact. I knew I wanted to write about something that all earth creatures do, something that connected us. It was a challenge to select just the right animals with the right kind of bath to show a variety. Loving the way Baby Animals Take a Bath was going, I began Baby Animals Take a Nap and Baby Animals Have a Snack. Bathing, napping, and snacking are common elements in all babies’ lives. Charlesbridge contracted for the first two books and decided to publish them as companion books. I was delighted, especially as these are my first board books. My hope is that every baby shower includes copies of the Baby Animals books, perfect for our littlest ones.


Kid-Lit Reviews

“Baby Animals Take a Nap treats young children to the world of naps. Kids might be more willing to take a nap after seeing how a penguin chick or fox cubs snuggle into naptime.”