Roaring Brook Press Tired Town
Roaring Brook Press Tired Town

Tired Town

By Patricia Marx


Publication Date: October 10, 2023

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Ages 3 to 6

Goodnight Moon meets Goodnight Already! in this very funny bedtime book from New Yorker contributors Patricia Marx and Roz Chast.

This is the story of Nellie Bee Nightly, who is not tired at all. And swears she never will be!

The popcorn is too pooped to pop, and the nightstand is too tired to stand up straight and must lie down — but Nellie? Nope, she's wide awake, and not ready for bedtime AT ALL. Instead, she gives her goldfish a mustache and hangs her bed from the ceiling so that she can install a swimming pool in her room. Nellie, after all, went to sleep last night, and shouldn’t that be enough sleep to last a lifetime?

Wonderfully quirky, subversively sweet, and effortlessly classic, Tired Town is a brilliant new bedtime story from humorist Patricia Marx and Roz Chast, the #1 New York Times-bestselling and award-winning creator of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir and I Must Be Dreaming.

About the Author

Patricia Marx is a longtime New Yorker staff writer and a former writer for SNL and Rugrats. Her novels, Him Her Him Again the End of Him, and Starting from Happy were Thurber Prize finalists. She's the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her first children's book, Now Everybody Really Hates Me (illustrated by Roz Chast), was the first and only winner of the Friedrich Medal, an award made up by Patricia and named after her air conditioner. She has never slept in her life.

Roz Chast’s work has appeared in numerous magazines through the years, but she is most closely associated with the New Yorker. In addition to collections of her New Yorker cartoons, Chast has written and illustrated a wide range of books. Her first memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? won a National Book Critics Circle Award and was a National Book Award finalist. She has two pet birds, who would prefer she never slept.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: October 10, 2023

ISBN: 9781250859129

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