Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Review: Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep from Disney Publishing Worldwide in return for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago, we got a great surprise in the mail! We opened it and found that we had received a GREAT book called Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep to review! We had never heard of this book before, but anything with pandas HAS to be good! We are a family that loves to read! Add in anything with bears of any kind and my husband is sold on it! 

The book is not a long read, which is great for my youngest. The illustrations are done beautifully and he was  inspired to draw them by his wife Susan's adventurous photographs. It tells a story of a panda named Chengdu. Everyone was fast asleep, all except Chengdu. He tries many ways to fall asleep and just can't.

Another thing, I love about this book is that its not like a normal book. There are a couple pages to pull out to see even more of the whole picture! My kids like that we can pull out the page and Chengdu is somewhere else on the page. 

I definitely recommend this book if you have young children in your household. It is a cute little book that everyone in the family will enjoy!

You can find Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep on sale at Amazon.com , Walmart.com, or anywhere books are sold!

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep
By Barney Saltzberg
On Sale: 4/8/14
Age: 3–5
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 142316721X
Imprint: Disney-Hyperion
High in his tree a young panda named Chengdu lies awake, even though everyone around him is quietly sleeping. He tosses and he turns. He scrunches and he squirms. But it's not until he finds the perfect spot—atop his brother, Yuan—that he finds rest. But now Yuan can't sleep.
Barney Saltzberg (barneysaltzberg.com) is an author/illustrator/singer/songwriter who has published close to 30 children's books. He studied art at Sonoma State College in Northern California and later took a class at Otis/Parsons in Children's Book writing and illustrating where he created his first book, It Must Have Been the Wind. He has also recorded two albums for children, Where, Oh, Where's My Underwear? and, The Soccer Mom From Outer Space. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. 


  1. So glad you like my book! Love the photos of your children reading it.

    1. They love it! It is still one that they love for us to read!

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