Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

Illustrated by Nick Maland, published by Hodder Children’s Books. ISBN: 978 0340893296

Shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award

Shortlisted for the Stockport Children’s Book Award

“A little boy who ‘couldn’t and didn’t and would not sleep’ prefers to stay awake and play… A warm and fuzzy homage to Sendak’s Max and his wild things guaranteed to lull little ones into their own night-time adventures.” – Kirkus Review

“‘Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep COULDN’T and DIDN’T and WOULD NOT SLEEP!’ as a splendidly rhythmic text by Mara Bergman unfolds the story of a boy’s imaginative play. He takes a trip to Mars before he settles down. Nick Maland’s stylish illustrations add intriguing incident to the tale, using muted colour and lots of pattern.” – Nicolette Jones, Times

“A celebration of imagination and creativity.” – Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

“A celebration of sleeplessness” – My Child

“A creative tour de force, this book marries Bergman’s sparkling rhyming text with Nick Maland’s distinctive textured illustrations.” – The Glasgow Herald

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