Wally McBap Needs A Nap

Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Mom’s Choice Award Winner
2014 Book of the Year Creative Child Award
Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention

Wally needs a nap but tries everything to avoid it!


Mom’s Choice Award Winner–Best Book Juvenile Level 1 (Ages 5-8) Fiction-General
2014 Book of the Year Creative Child Award
Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention

Wally McBap Needs a Nap! is a fun read for all! Kids will love following Wally on his busy, adventurous day. Adults and children alike will identify with Wally as he fights his naptime, only to discover it was just what he needed. The silly rhymes will evoke giggles, while also teaching phonemic awareness. The rich vocabulary throughout the story exposes children to new words and allows for opportunities to discuss their meanings. A must read! —Julie McDonald, M.S. CCC-SLP, Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologist

Wally McBap Needs a Nap! is sure to resonate with any parent with a busy toddler. For any weary parent in need of a good naptime story, this is a great choice for explaining the importance of rest to the busy little Wally inside any toddler boy or girl! —Liz Rich, Reading Specialist, Lindbergh School District, St. Louis, MO

Ms. Arco-Mastromichalis’ jaunty rhythm entices the reader to join Wally in his mischief. Her aptly chosen steps and missteps of a tired child engender the verse with both hilarity and credibility. The lively, lyrical quality invites children and parents to enjoy the universal subject of napping in an original, enchanting way. Wally McBap Needs a Nap! will certainly be a rich addition to children’s picture book collections. —Debra Benedetti, author, Season of Play, Mom’s Choice Award Winner and Indie Book Award-Finalist

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Andrea N. Arco-Mastromichalis






7 x 10

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Illustrated by Ashley Teets




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About the Author

Andrea N. Arco-Mastromichalis is founder and CEO of Arco & Associates, LLC, a marketing communications firm based in St. Louis, MO that serves clients nationwide. Prior to starting Arco, Ms. Arco-Mastromichalis directed the marketing efforts at two Boston-based law firms, held senior copywriter positions at advertising agencies along the East Coast, and worked as the marketing director at the University of Virginia’s Engineering School. Ms. Arco-Mastromichalis has been published in The Boston Business Journal, Women’s Business, The National Law Journal and The Pittsburgh Business Times. She graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC with degrees in communications and journalism. She holds advanced certifications in corporate communications, public relations, and business marketing process and planning. A lifelong creative writer, this is Ms. Arco-Mastromichalis’ first children’s book. She resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband and two sons, one of whom was the inspiration for Wally.