Back to Sleep
Zoë Foster Blake
32pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
Just as he is drifting off to sleep, Finn hears a noise at his bedroom door. In walks Mummy, and she is thirsty. Taking her by the hand and carefully guiding her around his Lego space station, Finn settles her back in bed with her water bottle. Then just as he is settling down again, there is another noise. This time it is Daddy who has had a bad dream, but as Finn guides him back to bed Daddy stands on the Lego…
This is a role reversal story of bedtime that will appeal to young readers who will see themselves and their nighttime antics in the actions of the parents. Teamed with hilarious illustrations which offer more each time you look at them, this is a bedtime story that will be shared over and over again as parent and child recognise the various mishaps which will no doubt spark memories and chatter.
One of the most powerful ways to get little people interested in the magic of books is to write about situations in which they can see and place themselves, and this certainly does that. One to recommend to your parents of preschoolers.