Good Morning Readers!
I’m in Heaven! I found another book not on Susanna’s list and a Cheerios book. Karma Wilson is a favorite and this book is not her first so I’m not sure what is doing in a Cheerios box but that’s where I found it. And that’s why I’m reviewing it here as part of my Cheerios series. I’ve just had Chocolate Cream Pie for breakfast and am good to go. Mmmm that was good! *Yum* And there is the rest of the pie for another day! Are you readers enjoying your breakfast? Anything Chocolate? Cheerios?
Story by: Karma Wilson
Art by: John Segal
For ages: 3-7
Published by: Simon and Schuster, fiction
Themes: Bedtime, stories in rhyme, parenting, reassurance/comfort, love, common childhood experiences,
Resources: I didn’t find anything specific to this book but only generally related information. A general teacher’s guide, not just for this book but for any subject is http://www.theteachersguide.com/. You will find guides for literature, math, social studies and all the major subjects here. If you don’t have a plan, go here and something will bound to come to you for making your day easier. For a poem that is similar to the book and accents it, called Sandman, http://www.theteachersguide.com/kidsongs/littlesandman.htm. This next one is more for parents who are trying to get their Sleepyhead up to go to the bus. http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_9_Ways_Boost_Your/. There are nine ways to help your child have a more positive attitude in the morning. This web site also has age and grade specific guides for teaching and parenting. Here is the one for teachers. http://www.education.com/topic/teacher-resources/. If the teacher or parent were interested in all of Karma Wilsons work including Bear Snores On there is an author site with all kinds of activities. http://authors.simonandschuster.net/Karma-Wilson/20539052 . Her other author site, http://www.karmawilson.com/books/main.htm, totally avoids any mention of Sleepyhead and I wonder if it’s because it was a Cheerios Spoonful of Stories book. It certainly wasn’t her first or the First Author Cheerios Contest winner. I’m just perplexed by it. I’m just not sure but I looked everywhere and couldn’t find anything on it. The place where there was the merest mention of being a Karma Wilson book was on her printable book list. http://www.karmawilson.com/booklist.htm. She is some kind of picture book goddess with over 42 books on that list.
First Sentences: “Sleepyhead, Sleepyhead, good night, good night, my sleepyhead. Your teeth are brushed, your book is read. Go to sleep. It’s time for bed. …One more book says Sleepyhead.”
Summary: there is a Sleepyhead that needs to go to sleep but has one more reason and excuse not to. This is about a mother or parent encouraging the child to go to sleep but the child resists. The parent shows infinite patience with this resistance. The love is great.
Why I love it: For the same reason as the other Cheerios books, the subject is universal. Children all over the world show resistance before going to sleep. I don’t know if parents all over the world are this patient with it but this one is a saint. Sleepyhead is just right for the kids that this book is read aloud to. Each American child can empathize with this book.
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Do you think you will like this book? Why?
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