By David C. Flanagan
Illustrated by Will Hughes
Say goodnight to counting sheep because this is one book you'll want to stay wide-awake for!
Harry never went to sleep. Not ever! In fact, Harry had been wide-awake since the day he was born and no amount of bedtime stories and milky hot drinks would lull him to sleep.
Just when his mum and dad and all the towns people had run out of ideas, Uncle Pete the explorer arrives on their doorstep with his rickety old aeroplane, his courageous little companion, and a very special (and sleepy) plan in tow.
With all the lovable wackiness of Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk, the quirkiness of Quentin Blake, an added sprinkle of stardust and some strawberry jam sandwiches, Uncle Pete and the Boy Who Couldn't Sleep is a marvellously imaginative, outstandingly original, starry adventure to fall in love with. And there's so much to love from this cloud-soaring, moonlight search for a sleep solution - from eccentric explorer Uncle Pete himself and his fearless mousey sidekick TM (Tiny Mouse), to the pod of slivery whales gliding through the night ocean and one very special, very hilarious cloud eating sheep. And effortlessly weaved into all this magic, wonder and adventure is a story built on kindness and collaboration.
I do hope this isn't the last we see of this dream duo.
With bite sized chapters and laughs aplenty, Uncle Pete and the Boy Who Couldn't Sleep is perfect for newly-independent young readers aged 6+.
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