There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor (Hardcover)
Fall 2018 Kids Indie Next List
“Mr. Snore is tired and just wants a comfortable bed at the Sharemore Hotel. Encountering sleeping companions including a mouse, a pig, spiders, giraffes, and even burrowing hamsters, poor Mr. Snore finally tries the 13th floor, where a twist of gigantic proportions awaits! Hawkes’playful illustrations match perfectly with the absurdity of Bradford’s delightful romp. Instant storytime classic!”
— Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
Mr. Snore is tired and just wants a comfortable bed at the Sharemore Hotel. Encountering sleeping companions from a mouse, a pig, spiders, giraffes and even burrowing hamsters, poor Mr. Snore finally tries the 13th floor where a twist of gigantic proportions awaits! Hawkes’s playful illustrations match perfectly with the absurdity of Bradford’s delightful romp. Instant storytime classic!
— From Staff Picks by Maureen
Take a visit to the wild and ridiculous Sharemore Hotel, and find out just why Mr. Snore is having an IMPOSSIBLE time getting a good night’s sleep!! This book makes me laugh every time I read it. It reads like an instant classic. A story-time favorite!
(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel
— From Staff Picks by Isabel
Will Mr. Snore ever get some shut-eye at the busy Sharemore Hotel? The room on the first floor is too noisy. The room on the second floor is too crowded. The room on the third floor is too damp. Everywhere Mr. Snore goes, with a dutiful bellhop leading the way, he encounters something that’s bound to keep him awake. Why is it so hard to find some peace and quiet? Perhaps Mr. Snore will have better luck on the thirteenth floor. . . . From author and playwright Wade Bradford and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes comes a laugh-out-loud tale that plays with expectations and revelations — and reveals a surprisingly thought-provoking final twist.
Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many books for children, including the award-winning Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen; A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young by Marilyn Nelson, Pamela Espeland, and Halfdan Rasmussen; and The Three Mouths of Little Tom Drum by Nancy Willard. Kevin Hawkes lives with his family in southern Maine.
A fun addition to bedtime-themed books that is perfectly suited for one-on-one or small group sharing.
—School Library Journal