Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring Reading 2016 How to Put Your Parents to Bed


"Have you looked at your parents? They need to go to BED." Larsen has created a hilarious book full of advice on how to get your unwilling parents to go to bed at night. She points out that they are not looking their best and they they will offer one excuse after another. They will try to do the laundry, or the dishes, or check their email...anything but go to bed. You will have to take charge and make sure they actually get some sleep. Brushing teeth, getting into pajamas,  everything takes longer than you think it will and they are easily distracted. But if you are patient long enough, and remove all distractions (like cell phones), and handle each delay firmly and calmly, you may finally manage to get them tucked in.

The text is funny enough on its own, with statements like "Sleeping parents are extremely hard to move. Some of them SNORE." The illustrations add so much more to the story, showing the girl dragging her sleeping father across the living room floor, for instance. And children will have fun looking for the dog and cat in each picture to see what they are doing (digging through the laundry basket, cuddling between mom and dad for a bedtime story, etc.) It is all a complete role reversal, with the child nudging the parents along and the adults jumping on the bed, having pillow fights, and begging for one more story. Readers of all ages will appreciate the humor and the happy ending.

Perfect to read for bedtime, or for any other time. This is a story sure to make everyone laugh and ask to hear it again.

*  Update - 08/01/2016 We have added this title to the Fairview Library.

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