Friday, August 8, 2014

Bedtime Story: Bedtime for Francis by Russell Hoban

Synopsis: "It may be bedtime for Frances, but that does not mean Frances is ready to go to bed - not by a long shot. First she must have a glass of milk and make certain Mother and Father have each kissed her good night (twice). Then she is ready to imagine there is a tiger in her room, and a giant, and...each time Frances thinks up something new, off she goes to tell her ever-patient, if increasingly weary, parents."

My Review: This was such a favorite when I was a kid and it is still mostly relevant today. I thought the parents were pretty clever in how they handled the monster situation and find it kind of funny how you can see them getting grumpier as the night goes on. There is a mention of spankings though for those of you who want to avoid it. The illustrations are so simple and yet so cute and seem to stick with you.
My Rating: Another classic to share with Munchkin, again it doesn't quite fit the times we live in now but still has great elements. I give it a rating of Three Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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