Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesdays with David: I'm not sleepy!"

Wednesday is almost done, lovely readers and the week is halfway through! I promise I didn't forget - here is your Wednesday with David!!

The book: I'm not sleepy!
The author/illustrator: Jonathan Allen
Publisher: Hyperion Books 2010
Suggested Age Range: 4 - 8

I'm not sleepy is a perfect book for bedtime. It's early in the morning(they're owls)  and everyone thinks Baby Owl looks sleepy. He retorts "I'm not sleepy!," becoming more agitated as each animal suggests that he should head off to bed. His papa owl finally convinces him to come inside for a bedtime story and Baby Owl is asleep before the first word can be read. 
This is a perfect bedtime book. What parent hasn't had to deal with the excuses about why a little one is yawning?  I usually try to end bedtime reading with a book where the character goes to bed. We can only hope that the children will follow baby bird into slumber...please?
The illustrations were really sweet in this book. They almost felt warm and fuzzy. I also found out that Baby Owl is the star of several other books. David and I will have to check out the rest of the series.

Thoughts from David: I like when he says,”I’m not sleepy!” but he is. I love the daddy owl because he’s nice and when he reads a story, the owl falls asleep. And then the daddy says good night.”

Happy Reading!

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