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SNOOZERS: 7 Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids

Author: Sandra Boynton

Illustrator: Sandra Boynton

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens, ©1997

Material: board book

Summary: When you want to sing a song, read a poem or just say some silly words, you can pick all or parts of this book to read. Although this is billed as a bed-time book, it is light-hearted and playful enough to be read any time of day.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 6

Age of Child: Started reading with child at 9 months and still reading at nearly 5 years.

Young Reader Reaction: The stories were an immediate hit, and toys began taking on character names. At 22 months, s/he loved to recite the songs and poems…and takes great pride in the activity.

Adult Reader Reaction: Not sure if toddler or Daddy loves this one more!

Pros: It's lyrical, farcical & fun to read. The little one is always attentive when this one's being read. Because you can ad lib and pick/choose what you want to read, it handles ALL of the demands for "this one."

Cons: None…unless you can't make up your own tune to the song.

Borrow or Buy: Buy it. With its sturdy binding and repeated readings, it'll be a close call on whether the book wears out before you do, or vice versa. If you want to hear the songs, be sure to get the Philadelphia Chickens

If You Liked This Book, Try: Giggle, Giggle, Quack PAJAMA TIME   GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA   PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS: A TOO-ILLOGICAL ZOOLOGICAL MUSICAL REVIEW

Educational Themes: It's okay to be silly…and its fun to make up words and songs.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, poetry, rhyming book

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003, September 2006

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