Saturday, May 8, 2010
I love when a book has a cute little twist that really makes it funny. That's exactly what's happening here, and kids will find this to be a hilarious switcheroo. The parent and the child are trading places, with the daughter being the one responsible for getting her mom to bed. The funniest part is how perfectly her mom plays the role of child! Parents will instantly identify with the typical bedtime behaviors displayed.
When the clock strikes 7:30, the mother is still working away at her desk. We know someone is diligently monitoring the time for her, as a little ponytailed head pops around the corner and announces "Bedtime!" But, but, Mom isn't ready for bed yet, and she frantically shuffles papers and taps on her keyboard. Her request of an additional "five more minutes?" is reluctantly granted, but then it really will be bedtime, no excuses.