My sister actually gave me this book, the author is a friend of hers that she bowls with (yes people still bowl). I know what you are thinking, you would not expect a bowler to be a children’s book writer; well anyone can be a parent and parents usually know what kids like/want. And the author of Daddy Daddy, It’s Time For Bed! Michael P. Callahan certainly knows what kids like/want.
My very first reaction when I opened the book was that I really liked the Illustrations. My kids are usually drawn in first by the pictures since they can not read on there own yet. So the pictures have to be able to tell a story the kids can understand and this book does that.
But even if the pictures are great, the story still has to be something the kids will like, and this story is. It is about a boy who is ready for bed but sees Monsters in his room. What kid does not go to bed and see monsters. I know I did when I was little and both my girls do too (especially when they don’t want to go to sleep). Both my girls actually really like the book and and my oldest made me read it twice the first night. Then the next night Daddy had to read it twice again. The little one has only had the chance for us to read it once since my oldest has now stolen the book for herself (we have some sharing issues in our house).
I highly recommend this book Daddy Daddy, It’s Time For Bed!, not only is it written & illustrated well but it will help with the issue of Monsters at bed time. And trust me when I say the kids will LOVE it because my oldest does not usually like to read the same book over and over again (she likes to read a different book each night) but this one is still on her bed waiting to be read again.