A Songbird Dreams of Singing

Poems about Sleeping Animals


By Kate Hosford

Illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter

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$16.99 CAD



  1. ebook $12.99 $16.99 CAD
  2. Hardcover $19.99 $24.99 CAD

Learn more about the variety of fascinating ways animals sleep: from upside down and holding hands, to sleeping while swimming or flying!

Did you know otters sleep while holding hands; zebra finches rehearse their songs while dreaming; ducks and dolphins sleep with one half of their brains at a time; and, frigate birds sleep while flying? A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals is a book of poetry with a scientific-and child-friendly-underpinning. With a poem for every animal, followed by a paragraph explaining the fascinating science behind how that animal sleeps, this artfully compiled book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Designed with the look of a classic storybook/collection, with special effects on the cover, the book makes the perfect gift for young children!

On Sale
Nov 5, 2019
Page Count
96 pages
Running Press Kids

Kate Hosford

About the Author

Kate Hosford is the author of six picture books and two poetry collections, garnering awards such as an American Library Association Notable Book, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Her books have been published in eight languages. She is a graduate of Amherst College and Vermont College of Fine Arts where she earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her newest book, You’ll Always Be My Chickadee, (Chronicle Books), will come out on April 30th. Kate lives in Brooklyn with her family. 


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Jennifer M. Potter

About the Illustrator

Jennifer M. Potter is an illustrator who lives in San Francisco. When she’s not busy drawing, she volunteers at the local animal shelter. She has ridden an elephant, adopted an otter, and fed a giraffe. She lives with her husband, several attention-starved plants, and a concerning number of watercolor palettes.

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