Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Review - The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds

The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds
by Marisabina Russo
Date: 2007
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

Here's the perfect bedtime read-aloud for the very youngest child. The text is filled with fun noises—click clack, click clack—and a repeating refrain—good night, good night, sleep tight—that's sure to have kids chiming in as they follow the antics of these bunnies who won't stay in bed. Kids will identify with the mischievous bunnies and their desire to play. Meanwhile, parents will empathize with Mama and Daddy's struggle to get them to sleep.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Wow... those bunnies are brats. Way to go, Mama and Daddy!

I don't think I would've related to this one when I was a kid. Bedtime was bedtime, and my sister and I didn't have a problem with that. We weren't the type to get up and go play, which is what happens (over and over and over) in this book. I have a feeling I would've just been annoyed at these silly rabbit kids for disobeying their parents. (Oh, and if you can't get your kids to sleep because they have trains and horses and cars and a full brass band in their room... maybe it's time to rethink where you store their toys.)

The illustrations are passably cute, but this book felt way longer than it actually was. Definitely not a favourite.

Premise: 2/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.5 out of 5

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