Posted by Venus on Saturday, March 14, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Kristyna Litten
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: January 22, 2015
Bedtime meets Coachella in this book about a sloth who, once a year, packs up his pajamas to attend a festival for all the sleepyheads of the animal kingdom. There are bands like the Nocturnal Nesters and the Quiet Quartet. Warm milk and honey is served. And if one isn't careful, they may sleep through the whole thing.
Although I thought the idea of a sloth attending a weekend sleep/music festival was adorable, I honestly think this is one of those books that appeals more to adults than kids. The very conceit of the book are those huge outdoor weekend concerts, the kind of which most people leave their kids at home. The kind that usually include massive amounts of unwashed people and equal portions of alcohol and drugs. Thus, I find it an interesting setting for a children's book.
Perhaps I should have watched the book trailer first because it is far cuter to listen to than to read. Seriously, the song by Chubb Rock is great and kids are going to love it. Not exactly a bedtime lullaby, but I suspect the kids will have fun memorizing this one. So basically, this picture book works better with the added media, despite the idea of it being a bit adult.