How to Put Your Parents to Bed

 
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How to Put Your Parents to Bed
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
February 09, 2016
ISBN
978-0062320643
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Mylisa Larsen's tongue-in-cheek bedtime story about a role reversal between parents and a child pairs perfectly with Babette Cole's hilarious and bright watercolor illustrations. No one likes going to bed. And you're not even tired. You want to stay up and have all sorts of fun adventures! But take a look at your parents. They're really tired. They're exhausted. But they just won't go to bed! Help them put down the cell phones, turn off the TV, stop cleaning the dishes, and go to bed! You might be small, but you can handle this task. Follow the instructions in this book and you'll have them snoring in no time. Debut author Mylisa Larsen teams up with Babette Cole, author-illustrator of Princess Smartypants and Dr. Dog, to present a bedtime story like you've never seen before!

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Cheeky and Edifying
(Updated: November 20, 2015)
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4.5
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5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
A vindicating, comical tale of reversed roles. Told as a farcical guide for kids, this delightful picture book offers a twist on the age-old parental struggle with their children’s bedtime cooperation. The story opens with a young girl resisting bedtime, but quickly morphs into a lesson in empathy and (as a winsome side effect) irony.

"Adventures are out there waiting.
But have you looked at your parents?
Poor things.
Just between you and me, they are not looking their best."

This is a very quick read; suitable for children ages 4-8 and any parent with a sense of humor. The word density is pretty sparse—sometimes with only a few words or a sentence per page, but well varied in font and placement. The playful watercolor-ish illustrations feature prominently as a result, with both a stylistic and tonal air that is vaguely reminiscent of the Farside comics.

I’ll happily admit I laughed aloud over this book numerous times. My 5 and 6 year old seemed to grasp the humor in some of it—particularly the part where the unnamed little girl in the story attempts to drag her sleeping father across their living room. The full brunt of the hilarity may be lost on them, but the therapeutic parental qualities are well worth it. My only regret is that the book wasn’t a bit longer for the price. (If the author requires any additional stall-tactic content for future editions, this reader/parent could eagerly supply a few suggestions.)
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