The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder, illustrated by Allen Say [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
Taro is known throughout the village as its laziest citizen. When a rich merchant moves into town, he hatches a plan to ensure an easy life by convincing the merchant that his daughter must marry Taro. But Taro’s mother has plans of her own, and his napping days soon come to an end.
Prolific (and stupendous) illustrator Allen Say won a 1989 Caldecott Honor with this humorous title.