Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bitsy View: Bedtime

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss   
     --Summary: Creatures everywhere are going to sleep.
     --Writing Style: rhyming sentences
     --Highlight: "Speaking of dreaming, / I think you should note / That the Bumble-Tub Club is now dreaming afloat."
     --Afterthought: As with all of Seuss's books, this is very cute, with lots of fun creatures that don't actually exist. I think it's great for the imagination right before you go to bed--inspire those dreams!

Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton     
     --Summary: Various animals are singing and doing the pajama dance as they get ready for bed.
     --Writing Style: rhyming song/chant
     --Highlight: "Pajammy to the left. Pajammy to the right. (Jamma jamma jamma jamma P! J!)"
     --Afterthought: This is currently my son's favorite bedtime story. It gets that last energy burst out with a pajama dance, and then he is ready to sleep.

Clifford's Bedtime Story by Norman Bridwell    
     --Summary: Emily Elizabeth helps Clifford get ready for bed.
     --Writing Style: short sentences
     --Highlight: Clifford falls asleep while Emily Elizabeth reads a story, and he dreams about saving a girl (who looks like Emily Elizabeth) from a castle.
     --Afterthought: This is a simply enjoyable bedtime story. The pictures are not intricate, but they are bright enough to attract attention and fun for any Clifford fan.


  1. We love "Fish Kisses," which begins, "Time for bed! How do we say good night? Let's look at the animals to see how we might! Fishes kiss..."

    1. That sounds cute! I'll have to read it. Oh, and if you like cute fish books, you should read "Pout Pout Fish." It's not a bedtime book, but it's adorable.

    2. Thanks! I've put in a request for it at the library.

    3. Thank you so much for the recommendation! We got "The Pout Pout Fish" from the library on Saturday, and I think I've read it ten or twelve times -- all three kids love it! Thanks!