Bedtime Zzzzzzzz's

Have you ever tried to take a snooze, but the sounds of someone else's snoring, snorting, or wheezing keeps you awake? Arghh! When you are dealing with it in real life it's not a fun situation! However, it can offer humorous scenario when writing a picture book. Have you ever been kept awake by snoring? If so, how would you describe this sound? 

 Stop Snoring, Bernard! Zachariah OHora

Bernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem. Bernard snores...LOUDLY! So loudly, that he keeps all of the otters awake during naptime. So loudly, that Grumpy Giles tells Bernard to move his snoring somewhere else! Sad and lonely, Bernard tries sleeping in new places far away from the other otters: in a lake, in puddles, in a fountain. But no matter where he tries to nap, somebody complains. He just wants to hear two words: "Goodnight, Bernard!"

 The Loud Book Deborah Underwood 

BANG! CRACKLE! BOO! Just like there are lots of quiets, there are also lots of louds: Good louds (HOORAY!) and bad louds (CRASH!) And louds that make you feel like you are the center of attention (BURP!). The Loud Book compiles all these kid-friendly noises from morning to night, in a way that is sure to make readers CHEER!

 The Mouse that Snored  Bernard Waber.

When a wandering homeless mouse finds his way into this quiet family's house, the quiet is disturbed. No one seems to know who is causing such a ruckus until they rush to the kitchen and discover the tiny culprit! Endearing characters, playful rhyming text, and delightful artwork all add up to a hilarious story of one noisy mouse and the quiet friends who take him in. This playful spoof will have readers whispering one minute and yelling out loud the next!

 When Papa Snores Melinda Long

SNOOOOGA... SNOOOOGA... SNOOM ERRGHA... ERRGHA... ARGHH Trying to get some shut-eye is no easy task when the lamp is rattling, the dishes are clattering, and shoes are tumbling down the stairs. Who is making all that racket? It's Papa and Nana, fast asleep, snoring to beat the band. So much noise! But Papa and Nana aren't the noisiest nappers in the house.... Can you guess who is?

 Snore, Dinosaur, Snore!  John Bendall-Brunello.

Yawn and stretch! It's time to wake up! Three little dinosaurs have fun trying to wake their sleeping mother. They poke, they pinch, and they push, but nothing seems to work. All she does is snore, snore, snore! Is she really asleep? Or is she just pretending? Humorous watercolor illustrations add to this dino-romp about getting mom to wake up.

 Roar of a Snore Marsha Diane Arnold

Little ones can't sleep? Amuse them with the funny rhyme of this bedtime charmer. All the Huffles are fast asleep, except for Jack. He heard a noise that rocked the floor. He heard a noise that shook the door. Jack heard... a snore! Just who is making this racket? Unable to sleep, Jack and his dog go searching. It must be Mama Gwyn, whose huffs and puffs set her curlers spinning, but when Jack wakes her... the snore roars on! And so it goes with Baby Sue, the twins, Papa Ben, even the farm animals. At last the Huffles follow their ears toward a surprising culprit.

 Dinosnores  Kelly DiPucchio

Such are the trembling sounds of the gigantic dinosnores. Not everyone knows that the earth used to be made up of one huge super continent, until the loud snores of the dinosaurs caused the land to quake and split! Kelly DiPucchio's fun and boisterous take on a page out of history is brought to life in Ponder Goembel's colorful, fantastic world of flying pterodactyls and rumbling brontosauruses.

 Bear Snores On Kama Wilson

One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests, all of them having a party without him!