Sleep Well, Siba and Saba
Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters—you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day. Until, one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely unexpected… With playful illustrations and a lullaby-like rhythm, this heart-warming story set in Uganda is truly one to be treasured.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV030010, JUV010000, JUV013070|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||192427|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Children's Africana Book Award Honor Book
- Kirkus Best Children's Books
“Isdahl’s alliterative narrative floats like a poem, sometimes rhyming, sometimes not, and is perfectly complemented by Van Doorn’s ethereal illustrations. . . . This beautifully rendered story is about the past and the future, change and constancy, and family love and inspired dreams, whether conjured while awake or sound asleep.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“A comforting tale about loss and the ways of being found. Best shared one-on-one or in a small group setting.”—School Library Journal
“[A] visually sumptuous story. This imaginative international tale will delight readers of all ages.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born in the United States to Ugandan parents. For more than ten years, she has worked in international development in East and Southern Africa.
Illustrator: Sandra van Doorn
Sandra van Doorn was born in France and now lives in Australia. She attended art classes at Emily Carr University in Vancouver before embarking on her career as a children's illustrator.