Book Review - Bedtime (Elizabeth Verdick)

~ Posted on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM ~

I have the privilege of reviewing my subsequent books under Free Spirit Publishing, one of the set of 8 Toddler Tools™ Board Books by Elizabeth Verdick (illustrated by Marieka Heinlen) called:



Title: Bedtime
Author: Elizabeth Verdick

Illustrated by:
Marieka Heinlen

Publisher:  Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-57542-315-9
Board book, full-color: 24 pages
Dimension: 7" x 7"

Description from the product page:
"Ease the transition time from evening activities to bedtime with this warm and cozy get-ready-for-bed book. Aided by Mom and Dad, a sister and brother enjoy a little snack, relaxing baths, time for brushing teeth, stories, lullabies, back rubs, and hugs. Cheerful, soft illustrations and reassuring text set a tone that helps toddlers feel good about the daily routine of settling down to sleep. (As the narrator explains, “I do my best growing when I’m sleeping.”) In the morning, the children will yawn, stretch, and be a little bit bigger, a little bit stronger, and a little bit smarter—all because of a good night’s sleep.

An award-winning author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at a transition time all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools and social skills to handle bedtime with confidence and cooperation. Part of the Toddler Tools series, Bedtime can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with daily routines and transitions."

I love the cute cover with the little boy peeking out of the blanket on his bed! Each of the pages are solid and has a glossy feel, plus the illustrations are just too awesome and creative! The size of the book is just nice, not too big, not too small.

If you look closely, the characters and objects illustrated are not only hand drawn, they are also actual textures used to replace the clothings, toys, even the wallpapers in the book are from the actual thing! It's very cute and has that added touch!

With this book, I'm trying to teach Ben about the transition time from evening activities to bedtime. Check out the pictures below of Ben going through the book...



In my opinion, the Toddler Tools series are a good choice for parents to use with their children because of the positive message they brings!

You can get this book from Free Spirit Publishing, Amazon and many more.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a copy of the book by Free Spirit Publishing in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

Comments (4) -

Jenni Price

I like books like this...the transition to bedtime can be exhausting! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I know what you mean about feeling guilty for using premixes. I always feel that way when someone compliments something I've baked using one.



Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Jenni!

Oh yes! Good to hear you feel that way too Tong though I would have to say, we have to start somewhere, so premix is the best choice to start off! I would prefer to try and try and try with premix until I got the hang of baking it with the right temperature and timing and then proceed to using the real deal. That way it is much more satisfying and it is easier to compare the taste Smile

Cheers! Smile


Hi, I would like to forward an award to you. I enjoy reading your post. Come over and claim the award. Have a nice day to you and Ben.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aries!

Thank you very much for the award! I enjoy reading your posts too! Your blog is in my fave blogs folder you know! Smile

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