Friday, August 7, 2020

Review - Good Night, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight
by Esther van den Berg
Date: 2020
Publisher: Clavis Publishing
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Dot is checking in to the Bug Hotel for the night. But before she goes to sleep, she makes sure all the other bugs are ready for bed. Good night, sleep tight!

A funny book about bedtime rituals. For sleepyheads ages 4 and up.

(synopsis from NetGalley; see it on Goodreads)

Bedtime books can vary in their quality. Good Night, Sleep Tight is a fairly strong one, about a ladybug named Dot (of course) who checks in on all the other bugs in the Bug Hotel to make sure they're ready for bed, completing her nightly routine as she joins them in various tasks like picking out pajamas, brushing teeth, and having a last pee before getting tucked in.

The illustrations are probably my favourite part of this. There's plenty to look at, and the bugs look amusing and friendly rather than creepy. The glow of lights in some of the darker scenes is especially pretty.

Overall, this would be a nice book for little sleepyheads. I'm not sure why it's recommended for those ages 4 and up, though. Dot herself is quite young (too young to read herself a bedtime story, in fact!) so I would probably recommend this to 2- and 3-year-olds as well.

Thank you to NetGalley and Clavis Publishing for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

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