A delightful guide to a perfect bedtime prep. - Kirkus Review
This is a cute story! The illustrations are vivid and super adorable. Dot, the ladybird at the heart of the story, is visiting each resident of the bug hotel, to make sure they are getting ready for bed. There are a couple interactions that a more observant child will ask about (like Dot jumping in the bath with the dung beetle, or hopping on the potty next to the pill bug - and then they both leave without washing hands! But little details like that are easy to explain. Overall a cute bedtime story that a parent can use to reinforce routines or introduce new ones. - Alma Public Library
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.
Author: Esther Van Den Berg
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 12.90h x 9.30w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2020
Shelf Awareness 12/22/2020
About the Author
Esther van den Berg (1982) studied illustration at the art academy in Kampen, where she also grew up. At the academy she liked to stand with her fingers in the black ink of one of the printing presses. After a good turn, etchings, linocuts and monotypes appeared on the other side of the printing press.
After her graduation she left for the Randstad and worked as a designer. Only eight years after her graduation it started to itch again; she had to start drawing again! Under the name PUIKEPRENT she tried new things as an illustrator.
Nowadays Esther largely makes her illustrations digitally. Because of her artisanal education, she is always looking for the right texture and a hand-painted feeling. Her prints are atmospheric, with an eye for detail, often with a wink.