Welcome to the final stop on the Barbara Bottner blog tour for her latest book,
Fiona has spent the day at the beach and now it's time for bed.
"Time to say good night," said Mama.
"I'm not ready!" said Fiona.
"You've had a long day. You must be tired, from your head to your toes," said Mama.
"Maybe just a little tired...."
This may be a bedtime story, but Maggie Smith's bright illustrations are richly colored and full of life.
"Toes, go to sleep!" said Fiona.
Toes were for gripping flip-flops on the way to the beach.
Toes were easy. They went right to sleep."
The illustrations feature bright and bold depictions of Fiona's earlier daytime activities, while the pajama clad Fiona is contrasted in a smaller inset box, growing wearier with each page until she is finally and peacefully asleep against a backdrop of evening blue. Feet, Go to Sleep is an attractive combination of enjoyable and practical.
Previous stops on the blog tour include:
Feet, Go to Sleep by Barbara Bottner
Blog Tour Schedule
5/12 Booktalking #kidlit
5/14 Wrapped in Foil
5/15 Teaching Authors
5/16 Big Hair and Books
5/18 Frog on a Blog
5/19 Chapter Book Chat
5/20 In Bed With Books
My copy of Feet, Go to Sleep was provided by the publisher.