Why Juan Can't Sleep: A Mystery

(Humor) "Crosses cultural boundaries. … Lovely exploration ... fabulously rich and evocative of the artistry of Shel Silverstein.” - Mark Condon, Unite for Literacy
Crazy day—of work and play—worn-out Juan “Must sleep!” Tonight he’ll dream of dragons … or will he? A bedtime mystery with finding activity and hilarious illustrations by Spanish artist Luis F. Sanz (Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story) that aid comprehension and help build vocabulary (especially adjectives, Ages 4 – 8). Young and old will identify with this funny, spooky quest for rest. 290 words by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (The Bridge of the Golden Wood). SEE INSIDE (below)!

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Part of Four Bedtime Stories for Wide Awake Children (on Amazon). 32-page, perfect-bound, 8"x10" soft cover picture book/ebook with Hispanic child/Latino character, available via Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (Mini-mysteries for Minors series [multicultural], worldwide rights © Aug. 2012) Premiobooks.com. LCCN: 2012914948, JUV011030, JUV010000, JUV028000, JUV019000, JUV054000, ISBN: 978-0615692296 (eISBN: 9781301287598). English activity book for kids, perfect for Halloween. Amazon/Kindle, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Barnes & Noble, Brodart, and select retailers. Leave a review/read e-book on iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Kindle/Amazon, Nook/bn.com. Ships in 3-10 days, more for international.

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"Original … An intriguing bedtime mystery … that increases vocabulary and comprehension while entertaining. … Why Juan Can’t Sleep answers the title question with … delightfully (slightly) scary undertone … fun picture searches … [and] multicultural appeal … Very reader-friendly.” - Midwest Book Review

"The words roll off the tongue and capture the imagination. ... A great book to read any time of the day!" - H. Lowry

Inside Images

  • Juan Mosquito
  • Juan  Dream
  • Juan and Grandpa
  • Juan on the bed
  • Juan tossing

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