It was bedtime in the Jungle: book review for your little adventurers
We have a new favourite book in our house. It was Bedtime in the Jungle by John Butler is a gorgeous picture book. Honestly, I want to cuddle up with the animals as their parents settle them down to sleep as night falls myself.
There are crocodiles and rhinos, monkeys and wolves and a fold up extended page with baby elephants.
The book works on two levels. On one hand it is a counting book; count the baby animals (and even the little white moths if you’re feeling enthusiastic).
On another level it has a gentle repeating text with just the right amount of rhyme to settle down baby humans too.
It was bedtime in the jungle, And the stream was shining blue,
A monkey made her bed, For her babies two.
“Rest,” said the mother. “We’ll rest,” said the two.
And they rested in their bed, By the stream shining blue.
There is so much to see and talk about in the artwork which is realistic yet cuddly. It comes highly recommended by me and the grandchildren.
John Butler is a UK author/illustrator who has written more than a dozen books for children and illustrated over sixty. His books have been published in more than 20 countries. It was Bedtime in the Jungle is my February book in the British Books Challenge.
PS This is the second time I’ve written this post due to my website being hacked! Some people need more to fill out their day.
I usually avoid setting New Years goals and resolutions. It naffs me off when I don’t reach them. However, one of the challenges is the British Books Challenge 2017. Reading British Books is definitely high on my agenda and you only have to commit to reading and reviewing just one book per month, so … deep breath … I’m jumping in.
The British Books Challenge 2017.
Here are the rules regarding qualifying books and authors.
- Authors who were born in the UK, live in the UK and are published in the UK
- Authors who were born overseas but are CURRENTLY living in the UK and his/her books were/are being published in the UK first
- Authors who were born in the UK are currently living overseas but his/her books are being published in the UK first
Sounds easy enough.
Every month I’ll post a link to the book review on this page so you can keep an eye on my progress.
January’s book for the British Books Challenge 2017
January’s book will be The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine, a Lancashire Lass born in Preston, so she definitely counts 🙂
I picked this up from the library last month but Christmas got too hectic for me to start it. You can read my review here.
February’s book for the British Books Challenge 2017
There is a new favourite book in our household. It was Bedtime in the Jungle by the super talented author/illustrator John Butler. Find my review here.
March’s book for the British Books Challenge 2017
April’s book for the British Books Challenge 2017
A fun debut novel from Nikki Young. Find my full review here.
May’s book for the British Books Challenge 2017
A rhyming story about Pilot Jane, a fun and fearless airline captain. My review is here.
June’s book for the British Books Challenge 2017
Billy has a Birthday is a book about bullying by James Minter. Check out my review here.
If you’re joining in the challenge, leave a comment below and I’ll check out the books you’re reading.
Happy 2017. Let the challenge begin.
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