Thursday, October 20, 2016

Good Night, Baddies / Monsters Go Night-Night

By: Deborah Underwood
Illustrated by: Juli Kangas
Published by: Beachlane (Simon Kids)
Released on: May 17th, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: Simon KidsAmazon | B&N 
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Rating: 5 Owlets - My Daughter Loved It
A copy of this book was received from the publisher in exchange for our honest review

Get to know the softer side of your favorite fairy tale baddies as they return home from a full day of scheming to enjoy a yummy dinner together and help one another get ready for bed.

Wolves, today was not so good.
You didn’t catch Red Riding Hood.
You huffed and puffed without success.
But brush your fangs, please, nonetheless.

Wicked witches. Evil queens. And big, bad wolves. By day they’re such baddies! But cozy at night at home among friends? Why, they couldn’t be nicer! Inspired by the mischief-makers from classic folk and fairy tales, this picture book shows that even the baddest baddies can have big hearts.

You'll never look at the fairytale villains the same way again. When it comes time to get ready for bed, the baddies have a soft side. Kids will love seeing the baddies from their favorite bed time stories in a whole new way. They're actually really nice and go through the same routine they do when getting ready for bed.  What a great bed time story. Between Underwood's engaging story telling, and rhyming text, and Kangas's colorful, fun illustrations, this is a book that will easily hold even the shortest of attention spans. I'd recommend adding this book to your bedtime story collection.

By: Aaron Zenz
Published by: Abrams Appleseed (Abrams Kids)
Released on: August 16th, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: Abrams KidsAmazon | B&N 
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Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It!
A copy of this book was received from the publisher in exchange for our honest review

Bedtime means brushing your teeth, putting on pajamas, snuggling, and kissing your family goodnight. For monsters, bedtime looks a little different. They brush their teeth, but not with a toothbrush. They get dressed for bed, but not in slippers and nightcaps. They snuggle, but not with a blankie or a teddy bear. Monsters Go Night-Night takes readers through the bedtime rituals of seven friendly monsters while making each step of the routine a guessing game. Getting ready for bed has never been so much fun!

There is no reason to be afraid of monsters, especially these fun Monsters. Have you ever wondered what a Monster snuggles with, or what they wear to bed? You'll find out in this book! Be prepared to laugh a lot when you read this book. It's the perfect length for bed time, and short attention spans. Written with simple text, and bright, colorful, yet simple illustrations, this is a book that will be enjoyed by even the youngest of readers. Our favorite part was finding out what Monsters wear to bed. This friendly Monster book is worth picking up. 

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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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