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It Is Not Time for Sleeping (A Bedtime…

It Is Not Time for Sleeping (A Bedtime Story)

by Lisa Graff

Other authors: Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)

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I really enjoyed this picture book. Even though the cover of this book says that it is a bedtime story, I believe that this is a good story to read aloud to a class. The story is simple and to the point. A young boy contemplates whether it is time for sleeping throughout the story. The illustrations are lovely and really bring the story to life. The lines are thick and comforting, while the colors a warm and engaging to the audience. The style of the illustrations are, in my opinion, a mixture of cartoon art and expressionistic art. Overall, this is a good book for either a bedroom story or a read aloud. I would recommend this book for grades K through 2nd. ( )
  KMG2002 | Mar 5, 2017 |
A little boy and his dog Jasper find any excuse for it not to be bedtime. This is a cute story about a family who's routine for bedtime seems endless, but ends with a loving embrace and good nights all around. This is a happy boy, puppy and parents are for sure. ( )
  MeganSchneider | Feb 13, 2017 |
As a little boy and his parents go through their evening routine - eating dinner, doing the dishes, taking a bath, tickling the dog, being tucked into bed, reading/listening to a story - the boy continually insists that it is not yet time for sleeping. It is only when he is given his hug and kiss, and told that he is loved, that he is finally ready to head off into the land of dreams...

Lisa Graff, who is best known for such middle-grade novels as A Tangle of Knots and A Clatter of Jars, makes her picture-book debut with this sweet bedtime story. The soothing rhythm of her story, in which each step of a loving family's nightly ritual is described in turn, is well matched by the charming illustrations done by Lauren Castillo, who won a Caldecott Honor for her Nana in the City. Recommended to anyone looking for appealing new bedtime stories for younger children. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Nov 5, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0544319303, Hardcover)

As the day comes to an end, bedtime draws near. But the little boy in this book is quite sure it is NOT time for sleeping. As each piece of his evening routine is completed—helping with the dishes, playing with the dog, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth with Dad, being tucked in by Mom, and listening to a story—he becomes a little more certain: it is definitely not time for sleeping. The question is, when WILL it be time for sleeping? A rhythmic, cumulative text and lush twilit scenes come together to create a perfect bedtime book that will be treasured for generations to come. 

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:32:05 -0500)

Bedtime is near, but from the end of dinner until lights are turned off, it is not really time for sleeping until a child receives a special good night wish.

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