Some children like to have adventure-filled and lively stories read to them before their naps or at bedtime. Others like to be soothed by soft words and pretty illustrations. Today's picture book is of the latter variety and it is a perfect title to read just before a nap or bedtime. The text is simple, the art is lovely, and children will be charmed by the ending.
For ages 4 to 6
Sleeping Bear Press, 978-1-58536-436-7
Imagine that you are a kitten living in the country. Where would you sleep when the shadows are getting long, and when the time for playing and exploring is over? This little kitten considers sleeping in the vegetable patch, but she knows she will end up chasing bunnies instead of sleeping. She could sleep in the henhouse with the chickens, but everyone knows that the hens “stay up late and talk, talk, talk.” The porch swing is too covered with “toys and things,” and the soft brown shoe is far too small to accommodate a kitten. Surely there must be someplace that is just right for a cozy kitten nap.
As they look through this book, little children will enjoy seeing where the little kitten goes and what she does as she tries to find the perfect sleeping place. With its simple and minimal text and its sweetly expressive illustrations, this book would be a perfect title to share with a child before nap time or last thing at night.