Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Children's Book Review: Bedtime for Mommy
Bedtime for Mommy
Written by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham
Published by: Bloomsbury, 2010
When it's Mommy's bedtime, she begs her little girl --
Five more minutes?
Ok, but then brush your teeth!
But then Mommy wants another glass of water…another story…luckily this little girl is very patient!
A hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed.
* Getting the kids ready for bed each night in our household has become a comfortable routine. Brush, go potty for the last time, and bedtime stories. Plus, I lay their clothes out for the next day. Of course this routine doesn't always run as smoothly as I'd like. Who wants a couple of more minutes to finish playing, drawing, etc., who takes a little too long brushing their teeth. And once they are in bed who needs a drink of water, a night light turned on, or one last hug and kiss. Bedtime usually takes a little longer than we'd like before the kids are asleep in their beds.
This story was super cute where a mother and daughter switch roles. The little girl in the story is trying to get her mommy ready for bed and finds that it's not so easy. I found it funny that the mommy's bedtime story pick is Anna Karenina. This just so happens to be the book that I am currently reading (in small bits at a time!). It was very relatable for the kids and I. The illustrator, LeUyen Pham, also illustrated Freckle Face Strawberry so the illustrations had a familiar feel to them.
Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!