Can You Put Me to Bed?: The Tale of the Not-So-Sleepy Sloth by Erin Guendelsberger, illustrated by AndoTwin. Sourcebooks Wonderland, 9781728230825, 2021
Format: Advance Reader’s Copy Picture Book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 5
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? A young sloth speaks directly to the reader as they go through a bedtime routine. All the while, Sloth insists they’re not sleepy. Little ones will have fun interacting with the story, as Sloth asks the reader to help dry their fur, choose the right pajamas, turn off the light, and sing a lullaby. Parents will enjoy seeing their little ones be the beleaguered caregiver of a creature who just won’t go to bed! The illustrations are bright, friendly, and cartoony.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No.
To whom would you recommend this book? Anyone looking for a new bedtime book, babysitters, weary parents. This could be a fun choice for a night time story time.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries, daycares, preschools.
Where would you shelve it? Picture Books, Bedtime Stories.
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Robin Shtulman, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA
Date of review: 6 May 2021