Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-91137-309-4
$17.99 $13.49
978-1-91137-320-9
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-10-01
BISACS JUV000000, JUV030010
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 570
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

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2018
  • Children's Africana Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2018
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2017

Reviews

Booklist

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“[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.