|Forty Winks : a bedtime adventure|
Author: DiPucchio, Kelly
Illustrations and rhyming text follow the Winks as they guide their thirty-eight mouse children through snacks, baths, stories, and other bedtime preparations, including the last-minute need for a drink of water.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (09/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/01/2021 From the author of Poe Won’t Go (2018) and Not Yeti (2021) comes a sweet new picture-book adventure. It stars a very large family of mice—38 youngsters and 2 parents—and their lively bedtime routine. After being introduced to all the mice by name, readers watch as the exhausted mother and father try to wrangle their little ones for bed. Some of the youngsters listen, some are getting cranky, and some just have plans of their own. Judge lends whimsical pencil-and-watercolor illustrations to the tale, depicting a nighttime regimen that many kids will recognize. Bath time and getting into pajamas are followed by brushing mousy teeth at a tiny porcelain sink. Storytime is next, with accompanying pleas for “One more?” Finally, it is time to settle into bed, which for some is a bunk bed, others a bassinet or hanging balloon basket. An entertaining book for any little sleeper and the valiant caregivers who undertake the nightly chaos that is bedtime. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.