Hello dear friends!
Somehow, the day has almost gotten away from me. But it’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and I wanted to make sure that I shared a picture book that will be a wonderful addition to every young child’s library. Plus, author Carol Gordon Ekster has offered to donate a picture book manuscript critique as a giveaway! Woo-hoo! So please make sure you leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win it!
YOU KNOW WHAT?
Written by Carol Gordon Ekster
Illustrated by Nynke Talsma
Published by Clavis Group (2017)
Themes: Bedtime, Procrastination, Curiosity
From Amazon: Oliver should go to sleep. But there is so much he wants to tell his mother about: what happened that day at school, the things he read in books, everything he sees around him.
A touching and familiar picture book about (postponing) the ritual of going to sleep.
Why I like this book:
- I have three children and I remember the words, “You know what?” because they were the words my kids used to put off their bedtime. They all knew their mommy loved to engage in conversation (yup…I haven’t changed) and they knew I would never cut off their curiosity. This is a book that will strike a chord with every parent and every child.
- Great illustrations that show Oliver in all of his bedtime preparations…kids will identify with his routine.
- Filled with heart and humor.
Make a bedtime routine chart
Photo courtesy: https://bitzngiggles.com
I think if you surveyed parents, one of the most difficult tasks for them is getting the kids to bed. One thing that helps is to put routines in place. And here’s a super cool chart that you can make with your kiddos. For detailed instructions, please go to: https://bitzngiggles.com/printable-bedtime-routine-charts/
Thank you for spending some of your precious time here, dear friends. I hope you’ll hop over to author Melissa Stoller’s blog on Monday because I’ll be stopping by there to chat about my writing process and more. Here is a link to her website, but my post won’t be up until the 26th. https://www.melissastoller.com/
I’m kind of sad to say goodbye to February…but I am so looking forward to the beginning of March because that will mean it is time for the #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge. Please come back on Friday, March 2nd when we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with our 50-word stories. I’m excited to read all of your precious words!
And don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the picture book manuscript critique from Carol.
This was me. This is my kids now. LOL
We had a bedtime checklist but my artsy daughter would draw all over it instead of checking. So I made little magnets. They go on a metal strip in the hall and as the kids “do their checklists”, they move the magnets to another strip on their bedroom doors.