Today I wanted to share with you a book my son received through Citrus Lane’s mystery box. Each month they send a box full of goodies to the house. Usually it contains a few toys, a book, and something for the parents to try. This month’s book was a hit with my three year old. He absolutely loved it and so do we! Super cute and fun illustrations, plus a bonus cd with narration by the great Jim Broadbent makes this book an excellent bedtime story.
Grade Level: Preschool and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Barefoot Books; Pap/Com edition (September 1, 2007)
The cook brings biscuits, the maid brings hot milk and the physician brings medicine, but the young Prince will not sleep. So the King and the Queen try an entire troupe of dancers, a mustached musician, a feather down quilt and even a cake! Still, the Prince will not close his eyes. Will the strange woman at the palace gate hold the key to the Prince s slumber?
Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent narrates this delightful tale!
|Image Copyright 2006 Miriam Latimer, Source BarefootBooks.com|
Beautiful illustrations and prose help to keep my son’s attention and calm him down prior to bed. I would recommend this to all parents with little boys who don’t want to sleep 🙂
Joanne Oppenheim is the award-winning author of more than fifty books. A former primary school teacher, she is currently the president of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Inc., an organization that reviews children’s products.
Miriam Latimer gained a first class honors degree in 2003 from the University of the West of England. Now a full-time illustrator, she also wrote and illustrated Shrinking Sam for Barefoot Books (2007).
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