Before We Sleep (Hardcover)

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By Giorgio Volpe, Paolo Proietti (Illustrator), Angus Yuen-Killick (Translator)
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This sweet story explores the friendship between Little Red the fox and Hazel the dormouse. The two best friends love to play together, but as the season for Hazel's hibernation approaches, Little Red does everything to put off the encroaching separation. It isn't until Hazel reassures Little Red that spring will come without fail and they'll play together again that the fox is able to accept it and look forward to that time. A perfect story for tucking little ones into bed under cozy covers. — From Cortney's Picks

This sweet story explores the friendship between Little Red the fox and Hazel the dormouse. The two best friends love to play together, but as the season for Hazel's hibernation approaches, Little Red does everything to put off the encroaching separation. It isn't until Hazel reassures Little Red that spring will come without fail and they'll play together again that the fox is able to accept it and look forward to that time. A perfect story for tucking little ones into bed under cozy covers. — Cortney, Assistant Children's Book Buyer

  — From Picture Books | Remarkable Reads 2021

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★ "Visual beauty plus the beauty of closeness in sad times. Cuddle close for this one." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

A red fox and a gray dormouse joyfully play in their forest home as the season begins to change from fall to winter. Soon, the dormouse must hibernate, and the friends will part. As the time for sleep nears, the fox tries to keep the dormouse awake. Sleep indeed must come, but not before the two friends have shared one last story, knowing they will be together again in the spring.This gentle friendship story is the perfect allegory for the bedtime ritual. And the reassuring message is clear: "I will be there for you when you wake."

About the Author


Giorgio Volpe has a degree in literature and philosophy from the University of Rome where his thesis focused on children's theater. In 2014 he founded a theater company which has produced several plays he has written. To his credits as an actor and playwright, he adds children's book author. He has written collaborated with Paolo Proietti on several titles. Before We Sleep is his first book to be published in English.Paolo Proietti, a Rome native, studied graphics and visual communication at the International School of Comics in Rome. He developed a passion for children's books and in 2016 won the prestigious Scarpetta d 'oro Award for illustration. Since then, he has focused on picture books and has published several including those in collaboration with author Giorgio Volpe. Translator, Angus Yuen-Killick is the founder and publisher of Red Comet Press. Originally from the UK, he lived in Rome in the 1980s. He now lives and works in brownstone Brooklyn, NY.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781636550046
ISBN-10: 1636550045
Publisher: Red Comet Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 28
Language: English