Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Prince Won't Go To Bed! - Review

Author: Dayle Ann Dodds
Illustrater: Kyrsten Brooker

Rating: 5/5
Grade: A - All clear

The king and queen are out for the evening, and nanny can not get the prince to go to sleep. Nanny has tried everything she can think of, and is soon seeking input from the cook, the guard, and other members of the Royal Court. The castle is filled with all sorts of silly chaos as each person suggests what the prince must be wanting, but each effort meets with failure as the prince repeats in every loudening words, "WAA! WAA! WAA! I WILL NOT GO TO BED!" Finally, the princes sister comes and gives him just what he needs to go to sleep.

This was a delightful book. The story was silly and swift, perfect for reading aloud to two year old compulsive page turners, but witty and interesting enough that my seven and nine year olds enjoyed it too. The illustrations were perfect for a medieval court. The textures and details of the painted and collaged pictures nearly jump off the page.


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