In a sweet story with wonderfully colorful and expressive illustrations, Alfie can't wait for it to be . His mother tells him all the signs to look out for — birds in the trees, warm sun, butterflies — and urges him to hibernate. But Alfie is determined not to sleep. He mistakes bats for butterflies, icicles for birds in the trees, and a hunter's fire for warm sun. When it finally is , Alfie is fast asleep in the flowers! Reluctant sleepers will sympathize with the determined Alfie, even as they are lulled to rest by this gentle, charming tale.