Shhhhh! Everybody’s Sleeping

A clever and comical bedtime poem, reminding us that everyone sleeps—even the president!

Author: Julie Markes

Illustrator: David Parkins

Length: 40 pages, 4-11 words per page

Ages: 0-3

Word Choice: A simple rhyming, bedtime poem reminding a child that everyone is sleeping. 

Illustrations: The paintings are brilliantly ridiculous, we were all pleasantly amused.

Read-aloud-ability:  This book reads aloud well.  It is short and sweet, and the rhyme scheme is straightforward and effective.

Additional thoughts:  The illustrations are the highlight of this book.  My kids loved pointing out funny things in each picture (like the bed made out of books and the farmer using a sheep as a pillow). Both of them loved it.  If you are looking for a more humorous bedtime poem, this one is worth checking out!

Kids’ Vote: 4 Stars

Parents’ Vote: 5 Stars

Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars

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