The Going To Bed Book

A board book of rhyming bedtime routines tells the story of animals getting ready to rock to sleep on their boat.

Author / Illustrator: Sandra Boynton

Length: 18 pages, between 2-16 words per page

Ages: 1-3

Word Choice: With witty rhythm and rhyme that is iconic in Sandra Boynton’s books, this bedtime story describes the routines involved for a group of animals preparing to sleep on a boat.

Illustrations: The fun pictures make up for the lack of humour in the text of this story.

Read-aloud-ability: As with most of her books, Sandra Boynton’s style majors on great read aloud quality.  This book is no different.

Additional thoughts: While many of Sandra Boynton’s books are bouncy and fun, this one is more mellow and better suited for bedtime rather than playtime.  My kids did not find this one as captivating as ‘Dinosaur’s Binkit’ or ‘Moo Baa La La La’.

Kids’ Vote: 3 Stars

Parents’ Vote: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

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