Little night owls, take note: this bedtime book is filled with the sleepiest, snuggliest, most ridiculously snoozy-soft baby animals ever. Can you resist a drowsy little lamb? A bunny taking a nap with a guinea pig friend? A pile of dozy puppies? You'd better bring your coziest blankie, just in case. From the team behind the hilariously adorable classic Next to You comes a winsome new read-aloud to inspire sweet dreams.
This book is perfect for getting little ones ready for bed--almost makes the reader ready for bed as well! This story features pages and pages of cute little animals in various stages of falling asleep. They are yawning, stretching their legs, curling in little balls, and resting their heads down on the ground. Every once in a while, an occasional animal appears that is wide awake --including a frog that leaps across the page or an owl with bright open eyes in the nighttime sky. However, sleep eventually does come to every creature and this might include young children as well!
The illustrations are soft and dreamy with muted colors and very cuddly little creatures. The animals are curled up in the grass, gathered in a nest, settled into a fluffy bed, or even resting on top of the water in a pond.
In its favor: The animals are adorable, and T likes them. It's easy for him to read to himself. Against it: We're past the phase where we read calming picture books to put our toddler to sleep. There's no plot, character development, challenging vocabulary, or content that inspires imagination.
Note: A review copy was provided for the purposes of an honest review.
This is the sweetest little bedtime book. I wish I had read it to my little last night when she was fighting to stay awake. The animals are precious, cuddly, and just the cutest storyline. I can’t wait to read this with my little again at bedtime tonight. Thank you to the author & publisher for sharing with #BookPosse!
Another bedtime book using reverse psychology to lull your little one to sleep, like Don't Blink. The absolutely adorable animals on each page are just so droopy eyed and sleepy (until they aren't), that the best way to keep awake might just be to not look (by closing your eyes....) Not very original thematically, but irresistible nevertheless.