The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Go to Bed
There was once a little girl who wouldn’t go to bed. So, one night, she decided to stay awake—drawing pictures...reading books...blowing bubbles. Uh-oh!
What’s a sleepy little girl to do when she’s stayed up all night and has a big day ahead of her?
Dave Engledow first made waves on the internet with a picture he took of himself groggily cradling his daughter, Alice, like a football and squirting milk from her bottle into a “World’s Best Father” mug of coffee. Dave’s fathering adventures only got sillier, and soon he had enough pictures to publish an adult trade book, Confessions of the World’s Best Father. His work has been featured by People, GQ, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, USA Today, the Today show, Time, and many others.
Now Dave brings the playful spirit of his whimsical photography to his debut picture book—a bedtime tale that’s about not going to bed at all!
Fun Bedtime Story
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO BED is about a girl who will do anything to stay awake: eating, the laundry, and even cleaning the toilet. She's worried that she's missing out on all of the fun when she goes to sleep.
Her dad suggests trying to count to fall asleep. Instead of counting numbers, she does activities that have her staying up all night. She doesn't function well the next day and nothing goes right. She learns there's consequences to staying up all night.
I loved the photographs that were used instead of illustrations. They were fun and whimsical and I think they told the story better than drawings would have.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this story to those children who either stay up at night or love to be told bedtime stories. This would be a fun book to read as your child is going to sleep.