A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals by Kate Hosford

A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals by Kate Hosford

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40 Pages

8.5× .7 × 10.45 in.

By Kate Hosford, illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter. Reading Level age: 4 - 8 years

Learn more about the variety of fascinating ways animals sleep: from upside down and holding hands, to sleeping while swimming or flying! Did you know otters sleep while holding hands; zebra finches rehearse their songs while dreaming; ducks and dolphins sleep with one half of their brains at a time; and, frigate birds sleep while flying? A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals is a book of poetry with a scientific-and child-friendly-underpinning. With a poem for every animal, followed by a paragraph explaining the fascinating science behind how that animal sleeps, this artfully compiled book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Designed with the look of a classic storybook/collection, with special effects on the cover, the book makes the perfect gift for young children.


Kate Hosford grew up on the edge of a forest in Waitsfield, Vermont, where her family had pigs, chickens and a miniature cow named Mini Moo. Before becoming an author, Kate was as foster care worker, illustrator and elementary school teacher. Kate has a BA from Amherst College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her picture books are Big Bouffant, Big Birthday, Infinity and Me, Feeding the Flying Fanellis and Other Poems from a Circus Chef, How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea, Mama’s Belly, and A Songbird Dreams of Singing; Poems about Sleeping Animals. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. Kate is represented by Victoria Wells Arms at Wells Arms Literary/HG Agency.

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