I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted the last book review… Here I am, reading at least four books each day (…to our daughter, that is…) and you have to wait so long for another blog post… But, with the start of the new preschool year I’m positive I’ll be able to improve during the next months! 🙂
One of the reasons I didn’t have any time to review new books (…or read any, other than Kidlit…) is that Finja started sleeping even less during the summer months. She didn’t nap since she was about 1 1/2, and we always worked with about 10 to 11 hours of nighttime sleep only, but now she started to get down to nine or even eight hours. More time to do fun things, more time to read – less time to write… That’s why I choose today’s book of the day: „SHHH! I’m sleeping“ by Dorothee de Monfreid. Is there a better book to read to a girl who just doesn’t have time to rest?
„SHHH! I’m sleeping“ is one of the newer comic-style books for preschool aged children. It took me some time to get used to comic books, especially when reading aloud – but reading with different voiced did the trick. Good for us, because “SHHH! I’m sleeping” is a fun little book about bedtime routines and how hard it can be to finally find some rest.
The story: Eight dogs are sound asleep in two tall bunk beds when one of the dogs, Nono, is awakened by another dog’s snoring. He asks one of his friends for a story, which awakens another dog, who wants to borrow a toy. And so it goes… Soon all the dogs are cuddled under one tiny blanked, enjoying a bedtime story. As each dogs awakes, his reading light is being flipped on – and soon every light shines, except the snoring Popov’s…
“SHHH! I’m sleeping” is a cute book, an unconventional bedtime story and easy to understand for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school children. Finja loved to discover each dog’s movement and talking about his feelings and what he needs to finally get some rest. Is he thirsty? Is he lonely? The comic-style illustrations are expressive and fun to look at, especially in an oversized board book format.
This book was published by “Gecko Press”, a publisher located in New Zeeland. According to Gecko Press, the publishers aims to encourage children to love to read. “We champion strong stories rich in language and illustration – books that are ‘crunchy’.” ““SHHH! I’m sleeping” definitely is such a book! Definitely a new favorite at our house, sure to bring smiles during bedtime.