The World Champion of Staying Awake
author: Sean Taylor
illustrator: Jimmy Liao
Itís time for Stella to go to bed. But how can she sleep when Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse, and Beanbag Frog are wide awake? "Iím the world champion of staying awake!" shouts Cherry Pig, bouncing on the bed. Luckily Stella is good at thinking up ways to get her toys to sleep ó by taking them on a sailing Pillow Ship, a shoebox Midnight Train, and a toy-basket Starship Balloon. With luminous illustrations and an utterly charming text ("Iíve shut my eyes, but my feet are completely woken-up . . . "), this ode to a childís imagination and boundless spirit is certain to be a winning choice at bedtime.
When Stellaís toy animals refuse to go to sleep, she comes up with a clever plan using her keen imagination.