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Review! Night Night, Groot by Brendan Deneen

26 Sep

Night Night, Groot
Written by Brendan Deneen
Illustrated by Cale Atkinson
32 pages – ages 4+
Published by Marvel Press on April 4, 2017

Synopsis from Publisher- “It’s been a long day for baby Groot and he’s ready to be tucked in for bed. Just as his eyes start to close, Rocket Raccoon bursts onto the scene! Groot can’t go to sleep yet, there’s a whole galaxy that needs to be defended and they must work together to save the day! Then maybe, just maybe, Groot will finally get the rest he deserves! Each spread includes a tiny Ant-Man, let’s see if you can find him…”

What I Thought- This was a neat book… okay – I am a superhero geek and I was really excited to get this book. I am not sure if it is meant for kids or their parents – because it is great for both! The illustrations are really cute but there are so many Marvel superheros making cameo appearances – parents will love the fun of identifying them. They have a great feeling to them –

Searching for the tiny Ant-Man in each illustration was fun and challenging at times. The story is told in a sing-song rhyme that is pleasing to read. The story is cute as Groot reflects over what he did during the day, saving the galaxy with his friends. With the popularity of the Guardians of the Galaxy, I am sure kids will love to read about Baby Groot going to bed. I can see this one being read over and over again!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Review! Putting Bungee to Bed by Sasha Carr

18 Oct

bungeePutting Bungee to Bed

Written by Sasha Carr

Illustrated by Linda Neptune

40 pages – ages 4+

Published by Off to Dreamland on June 1, 2016

Synopsis- Ben and Bungee are best friends, but when they stay up all night bouncing and talking, they start getting more and more tired. When they start getting angry at each other and realize it is because they are exhausted, Ben decides to take matters into his own hands. He makes a list of bedtime rules, and he and Bungee try to follow them.

What I Thought- This was a neat concept for a book on bedtimes. Dr. Carr is a psychologist and family sleep expert and has great insights on how to get your toddler to go to bed and stay in bed. It is a unique story.  The message of the book is more of a lesson for parents to lay down some rules for bedtime. Kids can easily relate to the characters and I like that Bungee is a monkey. The illustrations are funny and make the story feel less like a “lesson” and more like a bedtime book.

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This is a great debut picture book, and I will be looking for more from Dr. Carr.

I give this book five out of five bookworms.fivebooks

Perfect Picture Book Friday! Go to Sleep, Monster! by Kevin Cornell

19 Aug

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a fun, unique bedtime story.

gotosleepGo to Sleep, Monster!
By Kevin Cornell
32 pages – ages 5+

Published by Balzer + Bray on April 12, 2016

Theme/Topic- Facing your fears/Bedtime

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “‘George,’ said Anna, ‘turn off the light!'”

Synopsis from publisher: “Getting George to sleep is a nightmare. But getting a monster to sleep? That’s an adventure.

This is the first book written and illustrated by the bestselling artist of the Terrible Two series, Kevin Cornell.”

What I Thought- This is a fun bedtime story. The kids go down the line of scary monsters, and try to figure out what is scaring them. It encourages facing fears, and helping others. The book is funny, and kids will love having it read to them. Mr. Cornell’s illustrations go perfectly with the story, and really add another dimension to the book. I think that kids will enjoy poring over the illustrations, looking for extra details.

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The lighting effects in the illustrations are very cool. I even like the font used.

Activities and Resources- If you need help calming your kids down before bedtime, Parenting.com and Modernparentsmessykids.com both have great activities HERE and HERE.

Parents.com has a nice article about how to deal with fears in little kids HERE.

Read a sample of this book at the publisher’s website HERE.

Learn more about the art and concept art behind this book at Mr. Cornell’s website HERE.

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

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