This week, I’m reviewing It’s Bedtime, William!, written and illustrated by Deborah Niland.
It’s bedtime. And William doesn’t want to go to bed. He’s not at all tired.
But his parents insist. No argument persuades them to let William stay up. So he stomps off to bed…
…only to find that a lion has already fallen asleep in it.
What will William do now?
That’s something I’m going to rectify. It’s Bedtime, William! is a cracker of a read. It’s fun and funny, and with an oh-so-cute ending that some will see coming, but that I didn’t.
Our four-and-a-half-year-old daughter has recently started complaining about bedtime, and coming up with excuses to leave her bed and room. I’m just going to the toilet! Can I please have a drink of water? Can I please turn my fan on? I forgot to tell you something!
It’s not a big problem yet, but it happens often enough for all of us to recognise it in the book. And nod. And laugh.
She loves reading this book. So does my almost-two-year-old son, but mostly because he likes to roar whenever he sees a picture of a lion. He hardly has any voice left at the end of this book!
Recommended for lion-loving readers aged three and up.
Have you read It’s Bedtime, William!? What did you think?
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