“A fine bedtime book that may actually help kids go to sleep.
Feet Go To Sleep
Kirkus Reviews “2015-02-16″
When every inch of you is bone tired, why not try falling asleep bit by bit? That’s what little Fiona, weary from a tiring day frolicking with family at the beach, does—and it works. She dispatches each body part off to dreamland, reminiscing as she goes how each part, starting with her toes and proceeding upward, was especially suited to enjoy a day bursting with activity and fun. The watercolor, gouache, fabric, and digital illustrations are bright and cheerful, neatly conveying a perky child and her warm, happy memories of a day spent with loving, multiethnic relatives. Children and their special grown-ups should find this an endearing prelude to bedtime after their own very busy days, especially if enlivened by discussions of how kids’ body parts figured into their activities.
A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling
Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t)
* Amazon’s Best of the Year list
Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks. And she loves to go to Miss Brooks’ before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey’s house— and she does not love Billy Toomey. Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, “I’m going to get you!” It’s vexing. Then one rainy (and hatless) day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour. She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales. And that’s when Missy has a brainstorm. She sees a way to use her made-up story to deal with her real-life bully. In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner & Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives
Billy Toomey’s Song – CLICK TO PLAY AUDIO BY HILLARY GEORGE