The World Champion of Staying Awake by Sean Taylor and illustrated by the amazingly talented Jimmy Lao will be read by Lee Ingleby on Cbeebies Bedtime Story programme on 12th September.
Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse and Beanbag Frog refuse to go to sleep! Luckily, clever Stella has a plan...Stella really wants to go to bed and have some rest, but her three rowdy bedtime companions - Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse and Beanbag Frog - are having none of it. They are full of energy, jumping all around the place each claiming to be the World Champion of Staying Awake. But Stella is very good at thinking up ways to get them to sleep. After dazzling imaginary adventures across the sea, on a train and in a Star Ship Balloon we'll see who is really the Champion of Staying Awake. In December 2007, Sean Taylor's book "When a Monster is Born", illustrated by Nick Sharratt, won a gold medal in the Nestle Prize for works for children aged five years and under.