Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime

Penguin & Tiny Shrimp are a “beguiling pair” (Booklist) who will have you know their book is NOT a bedtime story. Not even close. They spurn bedtime routines with gusto, jumping off their soft beds and into adventurous escapades across the Serengeti and into shark-infested waters. There’s even a UNI-HIPPO! Their imaginations run wild… and it just might wear them out.

A buoyantly subversive anti-bedtime tale.” — Publishers Weekly

Ironic counterpoint abounds in this humorous picture book.

…A definite do for bedtime.”  Kirkus Reviews

For fans of Jory John’s Goodnight Already! and Mo Willem’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime! is full of exuberant pajama clad friends who will make bedtime fun again. Please be in touch with any questions or plans for coverage this Spring.

5th grade thoughts on PeNguin and Tiny Shrimp:

“They remind me of my siblings. They’re always fighting to go to bed on time.”

“I remember my brother would do anything to get out of going to bed.”

“I really thought the illustrations were awesome. It looks like a type of art I would love to learn.”

“Honestly, the new book smell had me hooked.”

“I love how it’s written with speech bubbles.”

“Their adventures remind me of how sporadic my dreams can be.”

I totally yawned.”

“I think it could make my younger sister tired. I want to try and read it to her.”

“All younger kids need to read before bedtime.”

“I want to use this to create my own picture book!”

Words by Cate Berry
Illustrations by Charles Santoso
On Sale May 8, 2018
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-249153-4
Ages 4-8 | Grades Preschool-3

Cate Berry is a seventh-generation Texan. She is a recent graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program. She lives in Austin with her husband, children, and their kitten. Cate is an ardent fan of bedtime. This is her debut picture book. You can visit Cate online at

Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreaming about funny, wondrous stories. He lives and works in Sydney, Australia. He is determined to find a Uni-Hippo one day. You can visit him at

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