Just when William is ready to fall asleep in his cozy cabin, there is a tap on his window. A chilly chipmunk asks to stay, and Will scooches over in bed. “There’s room for two – I’m sure we’ll fit.” The chipmunk is just the first in a parade of mammals, each bigger than the last, until the bed is full. Then a note is slipped beneath the door: “Do you have room for just one more?” William tugs the door to see who’s there . . . only to find a great big BEAR! Is there enough space to spare? Will the other animals be willing to share? Kids will delight at each new guest’s arrival and enjoy counting along as the animals keep scooching over to fit in William’s bed. Linda Ashman’s clever rhymes set up each page turn with suspense and humor, and the expressions on Chuck Groenink’s characters are perfect. This is must reading for the dark time of year when everyone wants to hibernate!
Linda Ashman’s picture books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of The New York Times, Parenting, and Child magazines, the New York Public Library, and many others. In addition to more than 30 children’s books, including Sterling’s Hey, Coach!, Over the River &amp;amp; Through the Wood, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado, she is the author of the self-published The Nuts &amp;amp; Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, NC. Visit her online at lindaashman.com. Sara Sanchez creates illustrations for children’s books (mostly published in Spain) in her art studio in Madrid with the radio playing in the background and her pet rabbit sleeping near her feet. See more of her work at sanchezsara.blogspot.com.es.
Chuck Groenink hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He’s a history buff who attended the ArtEZ Academy of Art &amp;amp; Design in Kampen and now lives in Kinderhook, NY, with his wife, dog, and two cats. Look for him at www.chuckgroenink.com.
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