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Mommy, I can't sleep! I'm thirsty; I'm hot; I'm scared; I need to go to the bathroom; I want you to sing me a song . . . Gabou, is really not sleepy. Her endless demands begin to erode her mother's patience, and what starts as a game ends by revealing entirely unexpected facets of the two characters' personalities. Carole Tremblay has penned an upbeat, zany tale with psychoanalytic overtones that parents and children will love.
With sensitivity and humour, Céline Malépart's vivid, caricature-like illustrations capture the sudden shift from affection to exasperation sometimes experienced by parents in difficult situations. But not to worry, the story ends with a big kiss that makes everything okay again, as if by magic!