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 I love a good bedtime book!
How to Put Your Parents to Bed
Written by Mylisa Larsen
Illustrated by Babette Cole
32 pages – ages 5+
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on February 2, 2016
Theme/Topic- Making your own food/Eating healthy
Genre- Realistic Fiction
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “I know. You are not tired.
You could scale a tall tower.
You could sail savage seas.
You could paint a masterpiece.”
Publisher’s Synopsis: “No one likes going to bed. And you’re not even tired. You want to stay up and have all sorts of fun adventures! But take a look at your parents. They’re really tired. They’re exhausted. But they just won’t go to bed! Help them put down the cell phones, turn off the TV, stop cleaning the dishes, and go to bed! You might be small, but you can handle this task. Follow the instructions in this book and you’ll have them snoring in no time.”
What I Thought- This is a funny look at bedtimes, with a surprisingly accurate look at what parents would do. The book is a good bedtime story, and kids will love trying to put their parents to bed.
The book makes it sound as if a kid (or maybe the cat?) is really talking to you. The illustrations have a way of being realistic and really fun to look at. There are a lot of details, so I’m sure there are things you can find in the illustrations. Ms. Larsen has written a nice bedtime story that will make kids and parents giggle!
Activities and Resources- If you have trouble getting your kids to go to bed, Amomwithalessonplan.com has a nice article over HERE!
Here is a list of things you can do right before bedtime from Naturalparentsnetwork.com right HERE!
Check out the video trailer!
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!