Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Sleepy Kitty

Sleepy Kitty

From the editors at Sterling Books
Board Book
For infants to children age 4
Sterling Children's Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1454914648

Every parent has experienced the but-I-don’t-want-to-go-to-sleep dance when it is time for their child or children to go to bed. Grownups are told that another story needs to be read, another song has to be sung, another glass of water has to be fetched. The right stuffed animal has to be chosen, and someone needs to make sure that there aren’t any unwelcome ‘guests’ under the bed or in the closet.

In this delightfully sweet board book we meet a kitten who, just like little human children, does not want to go to bed. As far she is concerned it is not “bedtime,” because it is still “playtime.” The little tabby insists that she is not yawning; she is “ROARING!” After the kitten finally agrees to go to bed she says that she needs some milk to drink, and another blanket, and a pillow that is fluffier and…

Little children and their grownups are going to love this charming board book. Every spread includes a wonderful full color photo and a simple piece of text. The scenarios that appear on the pages will be familiar to readers and the text has a gentle playfulness that little children will appreciate.