Monday, October 13, 2014

The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine

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Here's a fabulous bedtime
story for young children -
Gerbs in the House:
The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine

Title: Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine
ISBN: 978-0-9917402-7-7
Author: Lydia Lukidis
Illustrator: Heather Cook Photographer: Bailey J Thompson
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
Publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing
Age Range: 3-7

About The Book

Mocha says it’s bedtime, but Petri wants nothing to do with it! Reading books, singing lullabies and juggling plates are only a few of the things Mocha does in an attempt to tire his son out. Although Petri is entertained, he still refuses to sleep. He just wants to dilly dally! Worn out by his son’s shenanigans and silly antics, will Mocha ever get Petri to bed before losing his marbles?

My Review:

Amanda and I really enjoyed The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine. The images were captivating and the rhyming/lyrical words were funny. We loved the photographed images of the gerbils in the dollhouse. The small furniture, tiny phone and skateboard were really neat. The drawings that were included were also fun to look at. And, the outtakes at the end of the book were a nice addition. In fact, it was one of Amanda's favorite parts in the book.

This book will make a great birthday or Christmas present.

Here's a short excerpt - Mocha is speaking to his active son, Petri:
For the love of lollipops And sweet, chewy gumdrops, Just go to sleep. For if you don't, You'll make me weep!
I highly recommend this story for children ages 3 - 7.


About The Author:
Lydia Lukidis

Lydia is a story teller and a magic maker. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep passion for writing and creating. After receiving her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University, she has been writing books, short stories, poems and plays for over two decades. So far, fifteen of her children’s books and eBooks have been published, and she has toured the world with five of her marionette plays. In addition to her creative work, she also writes educational and curriculum based texts for children and is a workshop facilitator.

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Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of the book for my honest review.

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