Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Children's Book Review: Bedtime for Mommy

Bedtime for Mommy

Bedtime for Mommy
Written by:  Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by:  LeUyen Pham
Published by: Bloomsbury, 2010
32 pages

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!

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