Tuesday 30 March 2021

Bedtime is Boring

Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton (Scholastic Press) RRP $17.99 ISBN: 9781760976507

Reviewed by Jeffery E Doherty

Bedtime is Boring is another picture book by David Campbell and Daron Parton with a theme that parents can relate to. Stupid Carrots was about having a child who is a fussy eater. Bedtime is Boring, looks at the antics of a child refusing to go to bed.

The design elements of this book are eye-catching and bright, from the fluorescent orange cover and yellow end pages. The illustrations by Daron Parton, like the earlier book, are clean and simple with no fussy backgrounds.

Billy is a young rabbit who has decided he does not want to go to bed, even when his parents insist. He has too much to do and no time for sleep. This scenario is something every parent has gone through. I don’t think David Campbell was as successful with Bedtime is Boring as it lacked some of the clever humour in Stupid Carrots.

Bedtime is Boring is a picture book that can be enjoyed by parents and children alike. I recommend this book for preschool and early school aged children.

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