7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids
By Sandra Boynton
Review by: Laura
Snoozers 7 Short
Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton
Snoozers is a wonderful collection of fun and
lively bedtime stories. A warning: Proceed with caution! Reading
this at bedtime may cause excitability in children. Interject your
own sounds and your childrenís imagination for a great reading
The first story is entitled, "Snoozers"
and tells of all the usual and unusual places and ways the piggy, duck
and doggy like to snooze. In fact, they like to snooze all day.
Consequently, they never fall asleep at night!
"Iím Not Tired" is next. A
cute story of a little bear who loves to find different ways to hide
from his momma when its bedtime. After each paragraph, the
exclamation from the little bear is "Iím not tired." But,
alas, finally, the little bear can hide no more and sleep does not evade
him. He falls asleep hiding under the rug and is snoring as his
momma puts him gently to bed.
"The Big Yawn" is a very very short
story about a pteranodon and itís big yawn. Here is where your
childís imagination and your pronunciation come into play. Theyíll
have fun guessing what a pteranodon is while you have fun trying to say
it. Good Luck!
"Pajamas" is a rhythmic story about
what kind of pajamas chickens, piggies, hippos, lions rabbits and moose
like to wear. One likes to wear pajamas with feet while another
one wears pajamas with buttons. This story compares how different
people like to wear different things to bed at night.
"Six Sleepy Sheep" is written as a
tongue twister for the parents and a great counting story for the little
ones. Getting kids to answer the next number is a neat way of
teaching them to begin to count from one to six.
"Night Sounds" can be a noisy short
story. You get to hear the sounds (and make up new sounds) that a
tiger, cheetah, crocodile and monkeys make while they are sleeping.
However, at the end, no one is sleeping because of the
elephantís loud SNORE!!!
"Silly Lullaby" is the last of the
collection. The illustration of the papa bear sitting in the easy
chair snoring while the baby bear is wide awake, is cute. It seems
that Papa Bear is much more tired than baby bear, according to the song
he just sang about chickens in the bathtub, a closet full of sheep,
sneakers in the freezer, and top it off with an owl whispering
Recommended for children age 18 months and up.