While You Are Sleeping - Melinda Szymanik and Greg Straight


The world is a busy place, even while you are sleeping.

From award-winning author Melinda Szymanik a beautiful bedtime poem that is perfectly complemented by illustrations from artist Greg Straight.

Melinda is the author of numerous books for children including The House That Went to Sea and Made With Love, both published by Duck Creek Press. Greg Straight has worked in the field of visual arts for more than a decade and has created signature illustrations for clients such as Westpac, Air New Zealand, Microsoft, NZ Tourism, Chelsea, Whitcoulls, Auckland Museum and Huffer. His limited edition prints are sold nationwide. This is his first children’s book.



  • ISBN 978-1-877378-77-5
  • $29.99
  • Hardback, 32pp, 210 x 255mm
  • Also available in paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-877378-78-2
  • $19.99


  •   Storylines Notable Book Award 2014

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