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Chengdu Could Not Would Not Fall Asleep Hardcover – Picture Book, May 6 2014

4.8 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

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Praise for Chengdu Could Not Would Not Fall Asleep:
Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year

CCBC Choices

A Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book

Distinguished List of the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California

Texas 2X2 Reading List

WSRA Recommendation List

About the Author

Barney Saltzberg ( is an author/illustrator/singer/songwriter who has published close to thirty children's books, including Beautiful Oops! and Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep, a companion to Chengdu Can Do. He studied art at Sonoma State College in Northern California and later took a class at Otis/Parsons in children's book writing and illustrating, where he created his first book, It Must Have Been the Wind. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 6 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 142316721X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1423167211
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 386 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.13 x 1.27 x 24.13 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

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With close to fifty picture books published, Barney Saltzberg has been traveling the world talking about creativity and where ideas come from. He lectured in China and Russia through a cultural exchange program through the United States State Department.

Barney is passionate about working with children, parents, teachers, organizations on the art of making mistakes and finding play and creativity in our everyday lives.

His books have won numerous awards, including NAPPA Gold Awards, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Starred Reviews. Most recently Melinda Gates chose Beautiful Oops as one of the top three books every child should read.

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