Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Back to Bed, Ed!

Back to Bed, Ed!

by Sebastien Braun

I have to admit that I was nervous about reviewing a book since this is a first for me. But when I received Back to bed, Ed! I just smiled from ear to ear and all my worries went away. :o)

If you know me, you know I love cute, funny and simple. And this book has got all three!

The illustrator is Sebastien Braun who happens to be one of my favorite illustrators. I have always admired his work. His illustrations are full of sentiment and warmth. The style in which he approached this book however is a style I’ve never seen before. It’s as adorable as his usual work only very graphic and with a bolder line work that I think works perfectly with this book and with the younger audience.

Now Braun is not only the illustrator but the author as well. The story is about a cute little mouse named Ed who loves going to bed but hates staying in bed.

This is a very popular subject among many parents out there. We’ve all gone through this at one time or another with our kids. The way Sebastien approaches this topic is very sweet and funny and more importantly entertaining for kids. Children will relate not only to the storyline of being afraid to stay in their rooms alone at night, but also to all the small details in the illustrations. They will love the different sound-describing-words repeated throughout the book too. Reading this book out loud is fun!

You can see an example of the humor I was referring to in this illustration:

How does Ed solve his problem and manages to happily sleep in bed at night all by himself? Well, you are going to have to read the book. I can’t say that or I’ll spoil all the fun.

Back to Bed, Ed! is a simple, funny and sweet book. The perfect book to read to your kid before bed specially if your kid is the type that knocks on your door... a lot. :o)

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Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

This looks like another book to add to the must-have list! The illustration of Ed lying perpendicular in bed with his foot in his Dad's ear seems very familiar.....hmmm been there before! ;) cute, cute , cute!

Cyn Narcisi said...

It looks adorable! I haven't seen this title before so I'll have to check it out now:) Great review, Alicia!

Alicia Padrón said...

Haha, I know Suzanne... I love that illustration. Been there, done that! Thanks for visiting and for your comment. :o)

It is Cyn! Thanks for stopping by :o)

Gina Perry said...

Oh my goodness - that looks ADORABLE! We have a similar issue with my little guy during naptime. I'll have to see what their solution is, hee hee.

Michelle Henninger said...

I think a lot of people have the very same problem with their dogs! Ha ha!! Too cute!!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

What a funny and cute illustration!! I can remember being in this very predicament with children and later with my dog! It was easier to train the dog to stay in her own bed.

Great review!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

p.s. I am VERY curious to know how Ed solves the problem!

crystal driedger said...

I guess all children must sleep like that when in their parents bed! Dexter is the same way and he's only one. Looks like a sweet book, thank for the review.

Alicia Padrón said...

It's is an adorable book Gina :o)

Michelle- The dogs? Haha.. It's possible. :o)

Thanks Ann! Yes dogs don't have so many excuses. Plus if there are monsters under their beds chances are they will lick them to death. At least my pups would.. :o)

Glad you enjoyed the review Crystal! Well at that age is when they start getting in their parents bed. You still have a few years of enjoyment... lol :o)

Tracy Bishop said...

Oh, the illustrations are so adorable in this book. I really love the expression of the baby that is not sleeping in the crib. Great review, Alicia!

Alicia Padrón said...

Me too Tracy! She is adorable :o)
Glad you enjoyed the review. Goo luck!! :)