What People Are Saying

Official Book Launch Party!

MAY 20, 2:00 PM
BookPeople Booksellers, Austin TX
Join author Cate Berry and illustrator Charles Santoso (virtually!) for a pajama book launch party (jammies optional!). We’ll sail across shark-infested waters, fly in hot air balloons, anything but bedtime. Cake, songs and prizes loom large. See you there!

Reviews & Awards:

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection, Spring ’18

“Debut Berry revs up her romp… the digital art from Santoso (Peanut Butter & Aliens)—highlighted by comical images of the wide-eyed, open-mouthed title characters—energizes Berry’s tactically understated text, often wryly turning it on its head. A buoyantly subversive antibedtime tale.” —Publisher’s Weekly Featured Review

“The story is a smartly comedic entry in the genre of the anti-bedtime story, and the exclamatory dialogue-only text adds energy and humor. This will be a joyous bedtime read.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A definite do for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“A beguiling pair…much yawning will ensue…and that’s a good thing.” —Booklist

“Sure to make your little night owl smile—and fuel their imaginary adventures in dreamland.” —Washington Parents Magazine


See Cate at the annual Austin SCBWI Conference April 29-31


Book Signings and Storytimes:

May 12, Interrabang Books, Dallas 10:30 AM

May 20 BookPeople, Austin 2:00 PM [official book launch party!]

June 15 Twig Bookstore, San Antonio Storytime 10, 11

June 16 Twig Bookstore, San Antonio Signing

June 30 Brazos Bookstore, Houston 10:30 AM Storytime & Signing

August 9 Green Beans and Annie Blooms Bookstores, Portland

August 11 Powell’s Bookstore, Portland Storytime 10 AM

September 15 Blue Willow Bookstore, Houston, 10:AM Story time/Signing


Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime Available for Order Now: