Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, everyone!
I have a delightful book to share with you today which is not about a groundhog. But speaking of groundhogs (did you see how smoothly I slipped that in there? :)) if you missed yesterday’s Special Edition Post (which you easily might have because I almost never post on Thursdays so why would you think to check?) about Phyllis’s Birthday Bonanza (which you definitely will NOT want to miss!), hop on over and check it out HERE! Join the fun and spread the word! 🙂
Now then. Today’s book. Which is not about a groundhog. But IS about a sloth 🙂
Written By: Samantha Berger
Illustrated By: Kristyna Litten
Dial, January 2015, Fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-5
Themes/Topics: bedtime, sleep, animals (sloths), language fun (rhyme and inventive vocabulary)
Opening: “In the center of Snoozeville, dwells the wee one, the sleepiest sloth, Snuggleford Cuddlebun. Now, that sloth can sleep, for a month at a go. The few times she rises, she moves in slo-mo.”
Brief Synopsis: It’s time for the annual Snoozefest at the Nuzzledome, an arena festival that celebrates sleep. All the best sleepers attend. Snuggleford Cuddlebun settles into a hammock with her blanket and pillow, her favorite stuffed animal and her best bedtime book, and a snack of milk and honey, ready to enjoy the show. But will she?
Links To Resources: the author makes up some wonderful words in this story – what kind of words can you make up that sound just right to describe something you like to do (like sleeping, sledding, riding a bicycle, or any other activity)?; have your own snoozefest – make your room super comfy for sleeping, choose bedtimes stories, music, snacks, stuffed animals, pajamas and anything else that makes bedtime cozy for you. You can even write up and decorate your own snoozefest program. Have a lullaby sing-along and your own pajama fashion show!
Why I Like This Book: How can you not love a book about a snoozefest that takes place at the Nuzzledome? The text is full of delightful made-up words like “snoozillions” and “wumphiest” (as in “wumphiest, comfiest, coziest things” :)) There are designer pajamas by Diane Von Firstinbed and Louis Futon. The snack vendors sell milk and honey. The bands, with names like Chamomile Rage and the Nocturnal Nesters, play lullabies! And everyone brings their nightlight from home 🙂 Adult readers will enjoy the spoof of music festivals. The whole over-the-top celebration of bedtime is just flat out fun! But you’ll have to read it to find out what Snuggleford’s experience of the show is 🙂
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Have a great weekend, everyone!!! 🙂