Posted by Venus on Friday, May 22, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Everybody sleeps. Except Fred, who is far too busy with a to-do list that is far too long. It doesn't matter that all the animals are tired, Fred goes and goes and goes. Until he doesn't.
As I read this I had vague flashbacks of my youngest brother who had a lot of energy and a terrible time sleeping. Still does as a matter of fact. It was not unusual to walk into his bedroom at midnight and while the other two boys were blissfully sawing Zzz's, there he sat in the moonlight playing with blocks or pacing the room and pretending. It was infuriating for everyone in the house and I could relate to the animals in this story who seemed frustrated and exhausted.
Due to the aforementioned animals in this story this was a fun search and find kind of book with plenty to look at on every page. I always love these kinds of books because it makes the book feel more intimate with the reader. Despite its busyness, I think it would make a good story for bedtime and as with any good bedtime story, Fred does fall asleep in the end.