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If you read this blog, you know that I am a huge advocate of reading to children. I grew up loving to read, and even as a child I knew that was thanks to 1)my parents reading to me and 2)seeing my parents read their own books all the time.
So I am so happy to review this newly released children’s book! This book is very fun. The first night I read it to Brayden, he laughed and laughed the whole way through. This book is a role reversal book where the daughter puts the mommy to bed. Brayden loves that “The girl is in charge of the Mommy!” I like this book and definitely recommend it to you. Now, on to some additional info on the book, the author, and the illustrator:
It’s time to stop working for the night. Put on your pajamas and go to bed. Did you brush your teeth? Okay, you can have five more minutes to read Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal illustrated by LeUyen Pham, but then lights out.
In this reversal of the classic bedtime routine, a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed. New York Times bestselling author Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Pham coax laughs and love out of life’s common moments—even the exasperating ones. Bedtime for Mommy brings the struggles of bedtime to light with humor both kids and adults will understand and appreciate. For more information on the book, its creators, and the Bedtime for Mommy consumer contest, visit http://www.bedtimeformommy.com/.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the bestselling author of the Little Pea, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Spoon and Duck! Rabbit! Her books for adults include Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and The Belly Book. She is the creator of the interactive film project The Beckoning of Lovely. Her blog, Miss(ion) Amy K.R., launched in January 2010 by WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate, where she has been a longtime contributor. She lives in Chicago with her family. Visit her online at http://www.amykrouserosenthal.com/.
LeUyen Pham is the award-winning illustrator of Julianne Moore’s Freckleface Strawberry books and Alexander McCall Smith’s Akimbo series, as well as author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister. She lives with her family in San Francisco. Visit her online at http://www.leuyenpham.com/.
Here is a short review from Patricia Austin of Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association.
Eschewing the typical scenario of readying children for bed, Rosenthal tickles toddlers’ funny bones with a role-reversal tale in which the child gets Mommy ready for bed. Working at her computer, papers askew, a harried and bespectacled mom pleads for five more minutes. Wearing a self-satisfied smile, the freckled child times her and then pushes her up the stairs to her bath. Pham cleverly submerges Mom in a bubble bath while the determined child scrubs her toes. Mom then gives thumbs-down to several attempts at picking tomorrow’s outfit, exuberantly bounces into bed, bargains unsuccessfully for two books tonight (they curl up with Anna Karenina), and begs for a glass of water. Watching the clocks will provide added amusement (it takes one hour to get Mom tucked in, and then it’s Dad’s turn). With the entire text in speech bubbles and humorous, uncluttered watercolor paintings surrounded by lots of white space, this switcheroo book is a perfect bedtime choice. Preschool-Kindergarten. –Patricia Austin
Here is the book trailer:
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