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- 5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime: 30 Amazing Stories: Featuring frozen frogs, King Tut’s beds, the world's biggest sleepover, the phases of the moon, and more
5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime: 30 Amazing Stories: Featuring frozen frogs, King Tut’s beds, the world's biggest sleepover, the phases of the moon, and more
In this compendium of 5-minute really true stories about bedtime, you can go on a journey of wonder and learning to find out the answers to all these questions, and many more!
Travel to Ancient Egypt to explore the beds of Tutankhamun, jet off into space to see how astronauts get ready for bed, or even plunge underwater to learn how hibernating turtles breathe through their bottoms! There are 30 amazing 5-minute stories, with all facts verified by Britannica.
Lavishly illustrated on every page with specially commissioned artwork, and packed full of up-to-the-minute, expert information, this book is the ultimate brainy bedtime companion for children aged 4 to 8.
What I loved: This book has so much information in it - even as an adult, there is a lot to learn, and I found myself just as fascinated in some of stories as my child was. Every page has colorful and detailed illustrations related to that story that make it perfect for snuggling up together and reading with a young child. This is great for older preschoolers and elementary school aged readers who can appreciate a serial book - it is not a single-sitting read, but is great for children who like to hear something new each night.
There's so many great stories in here. The stories about how animals sleep are favorites with our animal lover, but I was really fascinated by the historical and world record sleep-related stories. It is always great to find a book that children and caregivers can both enjoy, and this one definitely fit the bill! There's also a great bonus in that it is educational - and things are explained such that young children can understand them.
Final verdict: 5-MINUTE REALLY TRUE STORIES FOR BEDTIME is a great educational read focused around sleep and bedtime. Highly recommend for readers who enjoy learning new things and having something new to read each night.