Susanne Straßer

So Tired and Wide Awake

Tired, yet wide awake; the eternal bedtime issue! And there are many characters in this perky board book who cannot with all the will in the world fall asleep.

Hedgehog, Fox, Donkey, Pelican and Crocodile are so tired. Only Seal is wide awake. He skips out of bed—he needs the loo. Now Crocodile is wide awake. Crawls out of bed—the teeth haven’t yet been brushed! One by one the animals drift out of bed and out of the bedroom. The door opens—the door closes.

This is a funny bed evacuation which can only be ended by a goodnight kiss. And a joke at the end may just get the fun started all over again …

Peter Hammer Verlag

Board Book

Original title: So müde und hellwach

Age 2+
24 pp | € 14,90
board | 240 x 180 mm
Publication: 2017

Author & Illustrator: Susanne Straßer

Rights sold: Catalan, Chinese (simpl.), Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese


“An enchantingly funny and warmhearted board book.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung


The dramaturgy of this tongue-in-cheek bedtime story is once again a guarantee for persistent, yes, from one reading to the next ever-increasing increasing reading fun.” – Eselsohr, Sylvia Mucke

By the same author and illustrator