Saturday, January 11, 2014

Book Review: Bedtime is Canceled

by Cece Meng
 
 
Bedtime is Canceled
 
 
Here's what Bas Bleu has to say about it:
 
When Maggie and her brother present a note announcing "Bedtime is canceled," their parents aren't buying it. But then the bulletin gets picked up by a reporter, who prints it in the paper. The news spreads fast, and all night, beds remain un–slept in, toys stay out, and children play endless games of hide-and-seek. The next morning everyone is so tired that breakfast is a mess, clothes are put on backward, and school gets out very late because the teachers are napping. Maggie realizes she must figure out how to reinstate bedtime ASAP! A delightfully quirky tale with hilarious illustrations, Bedtime Is Canceled will appeal to both grown-ups and kids, especially those who'll do just about anything to get out of going to bed. For ages 4 and up.
 
 
This delightful children's book was a Christmas gift for our favorite 2 year old.  After all the unwrapping and overeating, it was brought to me for reading.  I love to read out loud, doing silly voices and acting all kinds of dramatic.  With the entire family gathered around, I began.  It is such a funny book, I found myself laughing out loud!  More than once, I had to stop and regain my composure.  I hope reading Bedtime is Canceled on Christmas Day has become a new tradition.  If there are any cool kiddos nearby, grab this book and get ready for some laughter!
 
Tell me about children's books that you love!  Do you have any family traditions around them?
 
;-)  -Marci 

20 comments:

  1. I read to both my children most nights to encourage them to read as the grew up one reads a lot and the other is happy to read fact only doesn't like wasting time reading, no I can't understand it I love to get lost in other peoples lives in books.
    Merle...............

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  2. How fun! I hope to find this for Jacob! His current favorite is "How I Became a Pirate".

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  3. This sounds like a book my kindergartner would love! Thanks for sharing it on Super Sunday Sync!

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  4. Thanks for sharing some of, "BedTime Is Cancelled." Sounds very interesting!!! www.fashionphases.com

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  5. I used to teach kindergarten, and this sounds like a winner to me!

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  6. Sounds cute. I'll have to check it out. Found you through the Dedicated House.

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  7. The books sounds cute. I'll have to check it out. Found you through the Dedicated House. georgielee.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh I have lived this story :) Sounds like a book for the grandbabies :) Thanks for sharing your review with us at Snickerdoodle!

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  9. Love reading to my son, even though he's 8 he still enjoys it :-)

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  10. This sounds like such a cute book! I've pinned this to my "parenting," "reading," and "education" boards on Pinterest!

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  11. I am definitely reading this book to my daughter. She is always trying to cancel bedtime:)

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  12. What a great book idea - I'll have to search this one out for my own two year old. I'm so glad you shared this. I'd love for you to share this with my Cozy Reading Spot, a weekly link up for book lovers, those who love to read, and those who love to write. It opens every thursday. I hope to see you there!

    Marissa
    http://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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  13. sounds like a great book. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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  14. That looks like a great book! I will have to remember it. My most recent favorite is one called Dragon Stew by Steve Smallman. A bunch of bored kids go on an adventure to hunt for a dragon, and it is so cute and funny!

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  15. Hehe, my 6 year old would try to convince me that it was a true book and that we needed to cancel bedtime. He says he needs to have sleepovers with us; which means staying up alllllll night! Haha

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  16. ah, I miss having little guys to read to ... this one sounds so cute! my kids always loved King Bidgood's in the Bathtub. It's a silly story and the artwork is gorgeous!

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  17. I’d love it if you’d share this at my link party, going on now! http://acowboylife.blogspot.com/2014/02/friday-favorites-link-party.html

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  18. I love all kinds of children's books and this one sounds wonderful. Thank you for linking @ Doggone Dirty Craftin!

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  19. This sounds like such a fun & delightful children's book! We were neighbors at Booknificient Thurs. :)

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  20. Cute book! I'll have to read it to my kids. :) I'm stopping by from Booknificent Thursday.

    Dena @ Batch of Books

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