THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEDTIME by Trace Moroney

THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEDTIME

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Age Range: 3 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

A bunny exults in the joys of bedtime one yawn at a time.

Both parents assist their little rabbit through the nightly ritual until their child's words turn to zzz's. Mom playfully chases her bunny into bed; Dad gets syrupy after the story: “Of all the millions and squillions of little bunnies around the world, how did I get so lucky to have the best one?” The bunny's reflections on his day's activities shift to dramatic, imaginative dreams; the youngster rides bees toward the moon and sails aboard a makeshift pirate ship on a sea made of raspberry jelly and teeming with goldfish. The padded cover encloses gentle spreads that idealize this loving family; the bunnies' fuzzy outlines keep the adorable level at an all-time high. The young narrator addresses his audience in a self-conscious, adult-sounding voice. “Remembering my best moments makes me feel good about being me!” As behavior modeling, this celebration excels; as a depiction of childhood, it leaves a little to be desired.

Though very affectionate, this drift into slumber hops heavily. (Board book. 3-4)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-545-29016-6
Page count: 16pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2012




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