In Your Cozy Bed
From Jo Witek and Christine Roussey, the team behind In My Heart and the Growing Hearts series, comes this soothing bedtime board book, In Your Cozy Bed. Told from the point of view of a loving parent, a child is gently guided to get ready for bed, say goodnight to favorite toys, and finally settle into sleep. Like the rest of the Growing Hearts series, this book features a die-cut front cover for added appeal and gift ability.
What I loved: This board book would work well for older infants and toddlers who will enjoy the pictured animals and anthropomorphic sun. Several moments will feel familiar, as common elements of bedtime routines, including baths, pajamas, and even a bit of bedtime stories. The whimsical illustrations are a nice addition to the poem, making it feel like a dream-like read. The book is relatively short, which is appropriate for the target audience. The peek-through cover is a nice touch that young children will like.
What left me wanting more: The poem and images felt a bit abstract and will trigger some questions from toddlers, who may not get what it means but have the language to ask. The book does not get quite to a story level with a clear line between pages, which will work better for some children rather than others.
Final verdict: A cute board book around bedtime, IN YOUR COZY BED is an intriguing poem with accompanying whimsical illustrations. This would work best for older infants and toddlers.