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*Bedtime for Mommy* by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Also by Amy Krouse Rosenthal:

Uni the Unicorn

Wumbers

Little Pea

Little Oink

Little Hoot
 
Also illustrated by LeUyen Pham:

A Piece of Cake

The Best Birthday Party Ever

Pat-a-Cake

All Fall Down

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

Freckleface Strawberry

Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully

Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever

Akimbo and the Crocodile Man

Stinky Stern Forever: A Jackson Friends Book
Bedtime for Mommy
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Grades PreK-1 40 pages Knopf May 2010 Hardcover    

Any exhausted parent will likely be drawn to the title of the book, and it will be worth every bit of energy it may take to agree to read just one more story before a child agrees to call it a day and go to sleep. In Bedtime for Mommy!ís clever role reversal, a little girl is charged with the task of ensuring that her mother prepares for bed and goes to sleep.

Initially the mother resists the little girlís declaration that it is bedtime, asking for five more minutes to finish her work. She takes her time cleaning up, dawdles in the bath, brushes her teeth, and chooses her clothes for the next day. Then a story (or two) must be selected and read, an untimely onset of unexplained thirst must be quenched, and hugs and kisses must be exchanged.

Bedtime for Mommy! is a wonderful and simple story that will provide children the opportunity to view night-time rituals from the perspective of their parents, who are responsible for ensuring that they are properly rested. The book is a unique twist on a classic childrearing responsibility, and one that should achieve a prominent place on every childís bookshelf.
 


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