Dinosaurs Don’t Have Bedtimes! by Timothy Knapman and illustrated by Nikki Dyson


61pu20omjsl  Dinosaurs Don’t Have Bedtimes! by Timothy Knapman and illustrated by Nikki Dyson, Candlewick Press, 9780763689278, 2016

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: (1-5) 5 is a starred review: 4

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Kids who love dinosaurs and have a lively imagination will love this book. The brightly colored illustrations show a little boy fantasizing about being a dinosaur and a very patient mother going along with the fantasy. She gently persuades him to get ready for bed by playing into the dinosaur game. Right from the front cover, it’s obvious that this is going to be a fun book. On one page, the mother tells the child to do something to get ready for bed and on the opposite page, it shows a dinosaur doing the same thing in the wild. The little boy is defiant, but in the end, even little dinosaurs have to sleep.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? Children ages 2-4 will love the illustrations and the story. Anyone who understands the imagination of children will like the book.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Dec.19, 2016

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