The Going To Bed Book Review

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A perfect choice for a bedtime read, with rhyming, relatable text and cute illustrations. My only gripe is that the animals make the mystifying choice to take a bath, get in their pajamas, and THEN run upstairs to exercise. Who takes a bath and then runs out and immediately gets all sweaty again? Not to mention you’d then have to try and fall asleep in sweaty pajamas. Anyway, that’s a little weird, but I guess Boynton just couldn’t think of any word but exercise to rhyme with “when the moon is on the rise.”

On the other hand, the final line – “The moon is high, the sea is deep, they rock and rock and rock to sleep” – is perfect, especially when accompanied by actual rocking. 🙂

My rating: (4 / 5)


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