Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan and Tom Knight


From Bunmi Laditan, the creator of the Honest Toddler blog, The Big Bed is a humorous picture book 
about a girl who doesn't want to sleep in her little bed, so she presents her dad with his own bed—a camping cot!—in order to move herself into her parents' big bed in his place. A twist on the classic parental struggle of not letting kids sleep in their bed.

This went quickly from "looks cute, I'll order it," to "reading parts (and then all) out loud to the person next to me," to, "wait, I'm taking this home to read to my husband!" 

I'll probably let the kids read it, too, but this is definitely a book to make the adults laugh out loud. The voice of the young protagonist is both very real and very adult. Anyone who ever hears their own words and reasoning coming back to them out of a pint-sized mouth (while you cover your own so you don't get caught laughing) will relate. The illustrations, particularly facial expressions, are spot on.

Hmm...maybe I won't let the kids read this, particularly the Catnip Kid - that little con man does not need any additional ideas! You, however, need this book, whoever you are. Hi. larious.

1 comment:

  1. I am asking my library to buy this so I can read it! Thank you for the review.