Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WILLIAM'S WINTER NAP by Linda Ashman / Book Review #WilliamsWinterNap

By:Linda Ashman
Illustrated by: Chuck Groenink
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: October 10th, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
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Rating: 4 Owlets - We Loved It!
A unbound copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Just when William is ready to fall asleep in his cozy cabin, there is a tap on his window. A chilly chipmunk asks to stay, and Will scooches over in bed. “There’s room for two–I’m sure we’ll fit.” The chipmunk is just the first in a parade of mammals, each bigger than the last, until the bed is full. Then a note is slipped beneath the door: “Do you have room for just one more?” William tugs the door to see who’s there . . . only to find a great big BEAR! Is there enough space to spare? Will the other animals be willing to share? Kids will delight at each new guest’s arrival and enjoy counting along as the animals keep scooching over to fit in William’s bed. Linda Ashman’s clever rhymes set up each page turn with suspense and humor, and the expressions on Chuck Groenink’s characters are perfect. This is must reading for the dark time of year when everyone wants to hibernate!

A heartwarming bedtime story that's sure to become a new favorite. Ashman's engaging storytelling and use of rhyming and repetition will appeal to young kids. Paired with Groenink's warm, and delightful illustrations make for a book that's worth adding to your bedtime story collection.

We really enjoyed the sweet story of a young boy and his neighboring woodland animals working together so that everyone had room to come in from the cold and take a winter nap. Kids will easily pick up on the message of sharing and being kind. Reminiscent of the classic Mitten by Jan Brett, this story is a pure delight, and the perfect read on a cold winter's night. We enjoyed the way this story was told, and loved the illustrations. 

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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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