Saturday, February 18, 2017
Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you two fun picture books that are perfect bedtime stories.
Full of action, sound effects, and patterned text, each story features the adorable antics and accurate behavior of six wild animal babies: tiger, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, panda, and gorilla. This 64-page, beautifully designed story book is perfect for bedtime. -- Henry Holt
GOOD NIGHT, BABY ANIMALS YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY by Karen B. Winnick and illustrated by Laura Watkins is a collection of six stories about baby animals. These stories feature animals who live in the wild like tigers, elephants, gorillas, and giraffes; and they show the many adventures that animals can experience in a day. After a fun-filled day of play, they babies are tired and need their sleep.
Kids will love seeing these wild animals in their natural habitats, and parents will love the overall message of the story -- that it's fun to play all day but babies need their rest! Each of the stories are written in fun verse with lots of animal sounds and repetition so they are perfect for read-aloud, bedtime stories. The end of the book features a fun section titled "Animal Facts" which gives a little information about each of the animals featured in the stories.
As you can see from the picture below, the illustrations are absolutely adorable. I love the mommy and baby animals as well as their gorgeous surroundings. The stories about the rhinos is especially cute with them frolicking in the mud!
EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE TO SLEEP by Sara Crow and illustrated by Adam Record is another fantastic book that will surely help make bedtime easier. This picture book aimed at toddlers shows that heroes of all types need their sleep too! To make bedtime even more enticing, the book includes stickers and a reward chart that rewards kids for completing their bedtime activities like brushing teeth, getting their pjs on, reading a book, etc.
EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE TO SLEEP is so cute! The book has whimsical illustrations that are guaranteed to make parents and kids laugh out loud. The heroes just look so silly! The book includes many different types of heroes such as construction workers, doctors, astronauts, princesses and more. The text is very fun too -- it's has a rhyming cadence and provides toddlers with the message that everyone needs their sleep!
All in all, GOOD NIGHT, BABY ANIMALS YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY and EVEN SUPERHEROES HAVE TO SLEEP are ideal bedtime books for parents and kids alike!
Thanks to the Get Red PR and the publishers for providing review copies of these books.
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