Such a charming book! From Nikki Grimes, we hear the story of a young boy stalling his bedtime, all the while collecting a menagerie of imaginary creatures. This is a child who has well-practiced ploys for avoiding bedtime. His parents respond with playfulness and good humor. Mom and dad are patient but, finally, the child is too sleepy to stay awake.
Elizabeth Zunon’s imagination-fueled creatures are vividly patterned, creating captivating images of a lion, a bear, a snake, an owl … just right for naming out loud.
The blend of Grimes’ smile-inducing accuracy about bedtime rituals and Zunon’s exuberant animals creates a book that parent and child will gladly read each night. It’s fun!
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures
written by Nikki Grimes
illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2020
ISBN 978 – 1492638322