November has been a super busy month for little man and me. At the end of October, his preschool sent home a Scholastic Book Club order form. I let my son circle the books he wanted and told him that maybe Santa would bring him a few for Christmas. The kid circled almost $200 worth of books!!!! What can I say? He’s my son 😀 I wound up ordering less than a quarter of that, but still he got 11 new books.
Santa, aka Momma, was going to wrap these and put them under the tree. Unfortunately he gave them to me so I was only able to save one book from the pile to wrap. The rest we have thoroughly enjoyed. Little man especially enjoys the National Geographic readers. This pack was creepy crawlies and so far Ants and Bats are his favorites. It makes a great gift for little boys and little girls who may also like creepy crawlies 😉
Even though little man is enjoying the National Geographic readers, his absolute favorites from the pack are the Lego Star Wars readers. This kid LOVES Legos and Star Wars so whoever decided to turn these into books is a genius! Darth Maul’s Mission, Anakin to the Rescue!, and Revenge of the Sith mirror the first three episodes of the franchise. For adult fans, they are humorous retellings. For kids they are perfect. My son’s only complaint is that there isn’t enough Darth Vadar….I’m looking for those now 😉
I received this book via Edelweiss. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.God Gave Us Sleep by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrator: Laura J. Bryant
Series: God Gave Us
Published by Waterbrook Press on 2015-09-08
Length: 40 pages
Reviewing eARC from Edelweiss
“Little Cub!” Mama called. “Time for bed.”
Little Cub is having so much fun building an igloo with her friends that she doesn’t want to stop for bedtime! Who needs sleep when there’s fun to be had? Mama patiently answers her child’s questions as she puts her to bed, explaining the importance of daily rhythms of work, play, and rest. As they talk through the fears that come with nighttime—and work through Little Cub’s endless stalling tactics—our favorite bear learns to realize that God gave us sleep as a vital gift.
“God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And so we have quiet time to listen to him.”
This charming addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with its Arctic characters and relevant message, will help all little ones prepare for a peaceful night’s rest.
God Gave Us Sleep is a sweet bedtime story about a little cub who doesn’t want to sleep and learns that without sleep the day just isn’t as fun. Little cub has been playing outside all day and doesn’t want to come in to sleep. She tosses and turns all night, her little mind not letting her sleep. The next day she’s tired and doesn’t have the energy to play. She’s mean to her friends and can’t even enjoy dinner. Why did God make sleep? It just isn’t fun!
“God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And,” she said, her voice hushed, “so we have quiet time to listen to him. Now into bed with you, Little Cub. It’s time for a good night’s sleep.”
This is such a sweet story and one parents with toddlers/preschoolers can relate to. Little Cub would rather play than sleep and drags her nighttime routine out as long as she can. Sound familiar to any of you? I know my little man is the master at delaying bedtime. He needs another drink, he needs to potty, one more story mama. This is the same for Little Cub.
The illustrations are beautiful and whimsical, full of blues and purples, calming colors which are perfect for bedtime reading. My little man enjoyed the story, laughing at Little Cub’s antics as she tried to delay sleep and then enjoying what she dreamed up. I recommend this story for any parent with a child who fights sleep.
Little Man’s Conclusion:
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