Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"I'm Not Sleepy" review

I'm Not Sleepy!

Baby Owl has stayed up all night, but he's definitey NOT sleepy. So why do all the other animals in the forest think it's past his bedtime? He's not stretching, after all, he's just exercising his wings. And he's only yawning because he's bored -- owls need a lot of excitement, you know. This comic tale of a toddler who isn't quite ready for bed will be a sure-fire hit with children -- and parents! (goodreads summary)

We have all heard children say numerous times they are not tired when it is time for bed!  Here is an amusing story about a Little Owl who absolutely does not want to go to bed. He always seems to have an excuse when others from the forest remind him how sleepy he looks.  Little Owl is trying so hard to stay awake that it is even making him a bit grumpy as the story goes along. Some children may find themselves relating to Little Owl when it comes to their bedtime resistance. The illustrations are large and the cute characters have witty expressions. The text is very simple and short making for a quick good night read. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~

Title: I'm Not Sleepy
Author: Jonathan Allen
Genre: picture book
Pub. date: June 2010, Disney Hyperion Books
Hardcover, 32 pgs

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