Hey everyone! Sorry I have been a little M.I.A lately, it isn’t a permanent thing I promise! This past weekend I was out of town and I have been sick the past couple days. So it has been a crazy past week, but I’m excited for the holidays! This month I will be writing on a lot of fun books, including Christmas ones, so watch for those. Since it’s Throwback Thursday today, I decided to review a book today that was one of my favorite books growing up. I hope you enjoy! I should have another post up within two days. Hope you’re all enjoying the Holidays so far!
Title of Book: Bedtime for Frances
Time length to read: 4-5 min
Age recommend: 4 and up
Author: Russell Hoban
Illustrator: Garth Williams
Published by: HarperCollins
Best place to purchase: Barnes & Noble Website
Price: $0.01 ( for Paperback edition, GREAT deal!)
Have you ever had your child get up many times after putting them to bed because they can’t sleep? Well, the parents of Frances know how that is as well. After being put to bed, Frances the little badger can’t seem to get to sleep. It seems like almost everything in his bedroom is waking him up. From tigers in his rooms, to noises coming from his window. However, after his parents reassuring him that all is well and there is nothing in his room or outside his window, Frances overcomes his fears and seems to fall asleep on his own after staying up so late.
This is a great book for children because i’m sure we can all relate on staying awake at night because of hearing things. Whether they are in the bedroom or throughout the house. It also teaches children they can overcome their fears on their own. Ann Marie Sammataro from commonsensemedia.org says “Young children respond to Frances’ inventive (yet true-to-life) imaginings with laughter and sympathy. Ultimately, Frances is a role model for learning to work out anxieties on one’s own.”
So if you are looking for a great bed time book. Check this one out. It just might become a childhood favorite.
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