Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Book - 2020
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Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
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Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled andanimal-filled journey to bedtime.

"Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book" -- The New York Times

It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy.

He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake.

Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature inbed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night.

For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creaturesis an AfricanAmerican children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child.

"The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."--Booklist, STARRED review

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781492638322
Branch Call Number: Z GRI
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Zunon, Elizabeth - Illustrator

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