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Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

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Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
4 STARRED REVIEWS

Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime.

"Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book" -- The New York Times

It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy.

He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake.

Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night.

For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is an African American children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child.

"The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."--Booklist, STARRED review



Author: Nikki Grimes
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Published: 01/14/2020
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.70h x 11.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781492638322
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509359 / Bedtime for Sweet Creatures


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/23/2019
Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2019 pg. 90
Booklist 11/15/2019 pg. 58
School Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 66
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 69
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average
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