“Little ones who never want to go to sleep will find a kindred spirit in this story about a child who knows that it’s bedtime, but whose dreams are being delayed by the restless, animated toys around them. The animals open windows, beg for water, and hog the sheets; their rising clamor is a problem! Twenty-six animal commotions, tracked from a to z, fill this colorful, wholly believable, and very fun account of delayed slumber. ”—Michelle Anne Schingler
My Room Is a Zoo!
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My Room Is a Zoo!
It’s bedtime. It should be quiet. But not if your room is a zoo! A young boy is kept awake by an alphabet of toy animals (26 of them, from A to Z) who employ all the bedtime delay tactics they can muster. Written in humorous rhyming verse by debut picture book author Jerry Ruff and brought to life by Simona Ceccarelli’s whimsical illustrations, this book is a fun bedtime read that kids will ask for again and again.
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“It’s bedtime, but the toys have other ideas! An alphabet of animal toys engage in antics to keep a boy from going to sleep. From armadillo stealing a pillow to zebra having a dance party, these rowdy toys turn the boy’s room into a zoo. Finally, the little boy has had enough. Much like an adult putting a child to sleep, the boy rounds up his toys and puts them to bed. Children and adults alike will delight in seeing familiar stall tactics and animal friends. Each toy animal begins with a letter of the alphabet, encouraging early literacy. At times, the meter and rhyme deviate from the scheme, throwing off the rhythm of the story. However, children may not notice as they are sure to be enthralled with the expressionistic, full- page art. With every reading, readers are sure to find something new in the detailed illustrations. Although it’s designed for ages 4 to 8, this book will be as entertaining for children as it is for any adult who has ever tried to put a child to bed. ”—Rebecca Luxmore