A bedtime story

Summary:

Mom tells the story of what her days are like now that her daughter is here. Things were quieter and less messy, but they were not nearly as busy, full of adventure, and other amazing things. This is a cross between a story about love and a slice-of-life tale about a day with a mom and her daughter. 


Parent Perspective:
I like the concept and I love the artwork. There is a lot of action on the page, but the colors are subdued enough that you can read it at bedtime. I also like the transition from all of the changes (louder, messier house) to the celebrations of what the little girl brings to the family. 

What keeps me from loving this book is the rhyme. It is not consistent; the starts and stops of the different cadences make it harder to read. It is as though the book couldn't decide whether to be a slice-of-life story or a rhyming poem about love. Maybe I could recommend it if it were a father-daughter or mother-son book, but I can't. There are lots of stronger parent-child picture books out there. 


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a story in verse that will have you giggling, hugging, and in the end cuddling together.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
Mom narrates this picture book about spending the day with her child.
Educational Themes:

This is a book about love. Talk about the ways you love your child after you read this book. 

Reading Level:
2.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age:
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Some readers will like the odd rhyming, others may find it frustrating.

Title Silly Wonderful You
Author Sherri Duskey Rinker
Publisher Balzer + Bray, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2016
Illustrators Patrick McDonnell
ISBN 9780062271051
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Family, Humor, Stories In Verse
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