Naptastrophe! illus. by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. 40p. ebook available. Knopf. May 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780385754835.
PreS-K—No one believes Lucy when she says she is NOT TIRED. She does not need a nap. She has toys to play with and things to do. It is just not fair. Adults don't listen. Finally, Lucy's father takes her to the grocery store with him. She reminds him several times that she is NOT TIRED, as she clumsily knocks over store displays, bumps other shoppers, and demands candy. Finally, Lucy explodes into a "naptastrophe." She flaps her arms, hollers, and lies on the floor. It is time to leave. By the time Lucy and her father reach home, Lucy falls asleep at the dinner table, and her father carries her upstairs for a much-needed rest. This is a funny story with no surprises. Parents and children will recognize themselves and their own frustrations. The illustrations are large, colorful, and humorous, with the characters portrayed by bunnies. Pictures express Lucy's exasperation with her father and his decisions through adept facial expressions. The text is simple, but the size and boldness of the fonts add more emotion.
VERDICT A delightful tale that would work in a storytime but might be best shared one-on-one if the subject hits too close to home.

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