It doesn’t matter that they’re wearing their jammies. It doesn’t matter that they’ve taken a bath and are then brushing their teeth on the dedication page. No, none of that matters. Penguin and Tiny Shrimp want you to know:
And so the great anti-bedtime saga begins. Penguin and Tiny Shrimp tell us a bold-faced fib that there’s no room for bathtime or toothbrushing in this book.
“Hit the road, Ducky!” says Tiny Shrimp, then tosses a poor little rubber ducky off the page.
And there are no soft beds, cozy covers, or super-squishy pillows, either. Except we see Penguin and Tiny Shrimp bouncing on the bed, see them landing in those covers and squishy pillows.
Penguin and Tiny Shrimp want you to know what this book DOES have: fireworks, running through the Serengeti, sailing through shark-infested waters, and a host of other nonstop hilarious activities and action.
They promise that the one thing this book will never do is make your tired. It will never make you y-a-w-n……
Your eyelids won’t get heavy at all….
This book will keep you….awake……until……
I guarantee the kids will love being in on the joke for at least the next 365 nights.
Although digitally created, the illustrations look as if they’ve been drawn in colored pencil, lending a nice soft texture to the pages. The color palette is rich, yet muted, setting just the right tone for bedtime. I’d say this picture book is pretty darn perfect. And I’m thinking that we may be seeing more of Penguin and Tiny Shrimp and other things that they don’t do sometime down the road…just guessing….
TITLE: Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime
Author: Cate Berry
Illustrator: Charles Santoso
Publisher: Harper Collins, Balzer & Bray 2018
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