• Hardcover: 32 pages
• Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins (May 8, 2018)
Penguin and Tiny Shrimp DO NOT have a bedtime story to share with you.
There are no soft beds or cozy covers here. There are fireworks! And shark-infested waters!!
This book will never make you sleepy. Not at all. Not even a little. . .
“Debut Berry revs up her romp… the digital art from Santoso (Peanut Butter & Aliens) energizes Berry’s tactically understated text, often wryly turning it on its head. A buoyantly subversiveanti-bedtime tale.” —Publisher’s Weekly Featured Review
“The story is a smartly comedic entry in the genre of the anti-bedtime story, and the exclamatory dialogue-only text adds energy and humor. This will be a joyous bedtime read.” —Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books
“A definite do for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A beguiling pair…much yawning will ensue…and that’s a good thing.” —Booklist—A Junior Library Guild Selection, Spring ‘18
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Penguin and Tiny Shrimp are not going to bed. In fact, nothing in the book will make you sleepy at all. Instead, they will set off fireworks, go on adventures and tell jokes. Nope, nothing in here to make you yawn or your eyelids droop...
A perfect anti-bedtime story for any little one who hates going to bed. Every night my two year old asks for 'Penguin!' As we flip through the pages of colorful and soft toned but exciting drawings with the funny Penguin and Tiny Shrimp, our eyes light up. We love laughing with the unihippo and then, magically yawning as all the characters find themselves warn out. With the wonderful ending of the sendoff "this book will see you in the morning" we can seal bedtime with a goodnight kiss. A unique, fun, exciting and yet exhausting bedtime story perfect for kids 1-5.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Cate Berry is the author of Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins). It was pinned a Junior Library Guild selection and Publisher’s Weekly called it, “A buoyantly subversive anti-bedtime book.” She has forthcoming publications TBA and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cate is a faculty member of the Writing Barn and also an active member in the SCBWI and Writers’ League of Texas. She speaks at schools, libraries and conferences year round. Visit her at www.cateberry.com to learn more. You can follow her on Twitter, @cberrywriter. You can also follow illustrator Charles Santoso: @minitreehouse and the publisher, @balzer+bray and @harperchildrens.