Neal Porter Books Bunny Should Be Sleeping
Neal Porter Books Bunny Should Be Sleeping

Bunny Should Be Sleeping

By Amy Hest


Publication Date: March 5, 2024

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Bunny can’t sleep because Dad forgot to check on him, so he sets out to check on Dad.

Bunny should be sleeping, but instead, he is waiting for Dad to come check on him. Dad always checks on him, but tonight, Dad is late. 

Soon Dad will come. He will come in the night

to check on his little Bunny. Come on, Dad!

Check on me, check on me, check on me!

Bunny can’t wait anymore— he needs his dad! Slipping out of bed, Bunny packs a wagon of everything Dad might need: some water, a blanket, a snack, and their favorite book to share. Down the hall and through the dark, Bunny finds Dad fast asleep, oblivious to all the supplies Bunny offers him. 

At last, Bunny resorts to a tap on the nose to wake Dad up. Dad checks on Bunny, and Bunny checks on Dad, who is happy to see him, if still groggy. They read their special book, and all is right with the world again.  

Bestselling author Amy Hest teams up with Renata Liwska, illustrator of Deborah Underwood’s The Quiet Book, for a bedtime book as adorable and warm as two sleepy bunnies. Sure to soothe children dubious about staying in their rooms alone at night, Bunny Should Be Sleeping reminds young readers that they are safe and loved even when the house is dark and quiet.

About the Author

Amy Hest's many acclaimed children's books include the New York Times bestseller KISS GOOD NIGHT and SOMETIMES IT’S NICE TO BE ALONE. A three-time winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, she lives in New York City.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: Long Island, NY

Renata Liwska grew up in Warsaw, Poland, and now lives in Calgary, Alberta. She is the illustrator of THE QUIET BOOK and THE LOUD BOOK!, both written by Deborah Underwood and both New York Times bestsellers. For THE QUIET BOOK, Renata Liwska was awarded the 2010 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and was named a 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award finalist. Visit her online at

Illustrator Residence:Calgary, Alberta

Illustrator Hometown:Warsaw, Poland

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Neal Porter Books

Publication Date: March 5, 2024

ISBN: 9780823453412

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