International Rights

Sleepy Bird

  • ISBN 9781338157857, Hardback
  • ISBN 9781443146326, Board book
  • 32 Pages | Ages 0 - 3

It’s bedtime . . . and someone is not getting sleepy!

Bird’s friends are settling in for the night. But Bird is not tired. His wings want to flap. His legs want to run. All of him wants to play! When will he ever go to sleep?!

Spirited kids and exhausted parents will laugh their way to happy dreams in this hilarious and relatable take on bedtime featuring the lovable hero of Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird and Hungry Bird. Now available in a sturdy board book edition!


PRAISE for Sleepy Bird:

“Caregivers faced with little ones who just won’t settle down for the night may find that this title offers some pointers—and some hope.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A great bedtime story and fun read aloud.” — School Library Journal

“Tankard’s raucous digital artwork provides visual depth through thick, black outlines and backgrounds filled with bright, smoky textures.” — Publishers Weekly


Rights Sold

  • English (Asia)
  • English (US)
  • French (N. Amer.)
  • Turkish

Selling Points

• Latest book in series featuring the over-the-top antics of the grumpy but lovable Bird.
• A hilarious and relatable take on bedtime.
• As always, Bird’s loyal friends help him get through another crisis.


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2018
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2018