Here are some of Curly’s favorite books about bedtime!
by Margaret Wise Brown
The cozy illustrations and the simple but meaningful language have made this one a classic. A bunny has to say good night to the things in his room, the room itself, the air, and the moon before he can go to sleep. I admit I have never been particularly drawn to this one, but Curly loves it. So does the rest of the world, apparently. This is actually one of those books you should read, if only to be culturally literate. This book is referenced a lot!
Roar of a Snore by Marsha Diane Arnold
I get a kick out of this one. A boy is awoken by an earth-shattering snore. He thinks it is his dog, so he wakes up his dog and commands him, “Stop that snore!” But it isn’t his dog. So the boy and his dog go to each member of the family and wake them up to stop the snore. Soon the entire family is out in the barn waking up the farm animals to try and find the enormous snore. When they finally find it, it’s not who they expect!
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Even though this book was published in 2005, it’s already a classic. Poor llama llama red pajama has been put to bed by his mama, but llama llama red pajama needs his mama one more time before he can go to sleep. But mama llama is busy washing dishes. Llama llama red pajama throws a tantrum, but his llama mama doesn’t come. Finally llama llama red pajama grows worried that she is GONE. How mama llama reassures llama llama red pajama is really sweet. The use of alliteration in this one makes it quite fun to read, which is nice if your child is like mine and wants it read every night!
A mother is trying to put her baby to sleep but there is too much noise. She goes around shushing everything until it’s perfectly quiet. The only thing is, her baby is NOT sleepy. The illustrations in this are culturally accurate, which is good for introducing your child to different ways of doing things. For example, the mother isn’t putting her baby into a crib, but rather a hammock. This can prompt some good conversations. I really enjoyed this one.
Tea I’m drinking today: Ginger Sage Winter Spa Blend from Verdant Tea