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The Napping House

by Audrey Wood and Don Wood

In the napping house, where everyone is sleeping, there is a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, a slumbering mouse, and one wakeful flea. Find out what happens when the wakeful flea bites the slumbering mouse!

Resources for The Napping House:

Full Book Review (English)

Full Book Review (Español)

Brief Book Review (English)

Brief Book Review (Español)

Everyone is napping peacefully in the house until one little flea causes one big ruckus!


Topics: patterns, spatial relationships


Activities To Do Together:

• Predict who will join the group of nappers next.

• Look for the flea on each page.

Questions for Mathematical Thinking:

  1. What is the sequence of people and animals as they nap on the bed? What would happen if the pile was upside down?

  2. Why do you think the bed broke?

  3. At the end of the story, how many people and animals were on the bed? Let’s count!


Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:

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