Parents' Guide to

At Night

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A bedtime book to soothe restless sleepers.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Beautiful book

We really liked this soothing book. I love anything by Jonathan Bean though, so I may be a little biased. The illustrations are beautifully done. A fitting title to get your little ones ready to calm down for bedtime.

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This is a smaller-than-usual picture book with soft and soothing illustrations and a story that is calm, gentle, and a little different from ordinary bedtime books. Kids will enjoy looking at the outlined watercolor drawings that create the friendly, almost magical world of the little girl who can't sleep. They also will enjoy hearing how she solves her problem.

Children who live in the city may understand the world of the rooftop garden more than kids who live elsewhere. However, from the front cover on, Jonathan Bean paints a dreamy picture of this amazing world and the little girl who enjoys being there more than anywhere else in her apartment. This pleasurable bedtime read for younger kids is the first picture book Bean has both written and illustrated.

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