Title: I’m Really Not Tired
Author: Lori Sunshine
Illustrator: Jeffrey Ebbeler
Publisher: Flashlight Press
This lap-sized hardcover is something for parents and children to read to each other. Rhyming verses tell the adorable story of Sam McKay, a little boy convinced that his parents are partying when he’s under his bedtime blanket. He routinely fights off bedtime with a yawn as he envisions how much fun the adults might be having downstairs.
Sam takes a wide-eyed view of the wonders in his imagination, but his resistance to bedtime weakens when he spies reality. Fantasies of spaceships, pink cake and fun-filled circuses fade when Sam sneaks downstairs one night and shines his flashlight on Mom and Dad. They’re enjoying each other’s quiet company over a crossword puzzle and quality reading time.
Help your little ones to recognize that nighttime is for sleep and sedate behavior. Read I’m Really Not Tired to them at bedtime, and perhaps before.