Paul doesn't want to go to bed. No one else did, so why should he? Then the transformation began. He became a little monster. Would Mom and Dad be able to get him to sleep?
Parents and young children will see their own house in this story about a little boy who is tired but doesn't want to go to bed. The illustrations help exaggerate the story in fun ways for kids.
I understand why the parents were comforting, but there was no acknowledgment that tantrums aren't acceptable. In fact, Dad's reaction at the end only reinforces that its okay.
Our daughter was unusually vocal about her dislike for this one. She thought Paul was cute and was happy at first that it was a book with words she could read, but then as the story went on she decided it was too easy and the story was "for babies."
This one may have hit too close to home for my daughter. Still, I can see the disconnect between the age of the audience for whom the book is written and the audience who can read it themselves. As a bilingual book, though, I think it is an excellent choice when you're practicing or learning a different language. Overall, I was disappointed in the message.
This is a bedtime story written in Spanish and English.
The lesson in this one is clear ... there is a right and a wrong way to go to bed.
7 to 9
2 to 6
Read by a 9-year-old-girl
Borrow. This is one you'll want to preview before sharing with your kids to see if it has the message you want.