Thursday, June 3, 2021

"Bedtime, Not Playtime!" - a bookwrap



Bedtime, Not Playtime! 

by Lawrence Schimel

Illustrated by Elīna Braslina


* Ages:  0-2
* Grade Level:  Baby, Toddler
* Length:  16 pages
* Publisher:  Orca Book Publishers 
* Pub. Date:  September 14, 2021
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

A little girl is prepping for bedtime and it's then that her cute little doggy perks up and wants to play.  He brings her his ball and wants her to throw it but she ignores him and continues brushing her teeth.  Undeterred he interrupts her storytime... nahhh... that didn't work and then he circles in for the big finale!  He snatches her teddy bear and off he runs! Oh my!  Will the chaos turn into peace and finally the little girl get to bed?  

This delightful rhyming book is perfect for that targeted age-group.  The book includes two daddies who valiantly rescue her teddy which allows everyone to end their day peacefully!  

The illustrations are vibrant, colourful and whimsical.  The book is also available in French as "Trop tard pour jourer!" and is being published alongside "Early One Morning" by the same author and illustrator, which features a boy, his cat and his two moms.   I recommend this book.  I know wee ones will enjoy it very much.

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Lawrence Schimel writes in both Spanish and English and has published over 120 books as author or anthologist in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, graphic novels and children’s literature. He has twice won a Lambda Literary Award and has also won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, a White Raven from the International Youth Library in Munich, and has been chosen for IBBY's Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities three times. Lawrence is also a prolific literary translator. He lives in Madrid, Spain, where he founded the Spanish chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and served as Regional Advisor for five years.

About the Illustrator

Elīna Brasliņa lives in Riga, Latvia. After studying French and linguistics, she earned her BA and MA from the Art Academy of Latvia, specializing in printmaking. For the last number of years, she’s worked in children’s book illustration and has earned a number of awards for her craft.

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