Author: Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, transl. Kari Dickson
Illustrator: Mari Kanstad Johnsen
Publisher: Enchanted Lion, 2022
Themes: bedtime, imagination, mother and sons
Opening: It’s evening and Bo is being silly. he does tumblesaults on the sofa and sings as loud as he can.
Summary: (from my library catalog) It is time for bed, but Bo is not ready to stop playing, so Mommy joins in the fun with imagination and love, while still guiding Bo through his nighttime routine.
I picked this book because: I love the BIG loose images, the simple flat palette that still manages to fill in so many details, like animal characters that we can’t be quite sure of – are they real or stuffies? Essentially, a bedtime-comparison concept book with lots of fun and drama that goes beyond!
Resources/activities: discuss your bedtime routine and what you you might like to change and what to keep the same; read companion books to learn more about the habits of familiar animals; visit this post: Where Children Sleep Around the World !
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.
You and Jilanne did the same book today! 😊 It looks wonderful, and as I said to Jilanne, reminds me strongly of one of the first books I wrote more than 20 years ago that, alas, never got picked up!
What a colorful and silly/fun book for bedtime!
I reviewed this book today, too! Jinx! You owe me a Coke!