In this unusual picture book, designed to resemble the seven-story apartment building in which it is set, a little girl's sleep is disrupted by her very rowdy neighbors. To her consternation, and to the reader's delight, those neighbors turn out to be characters from six well-known stories-- including Jack of beanstalk fame, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Cinderella. And the seventh? It turns out to be the heroine herself, who has a pea under her mattress.
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Playing it (more or less) straight in the text but not in the pictures, Briant chronicles a young insomniac's efforts to get to sleep, stymied by noises all around, from bumps and shrieks in adjoining ... Read full review