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Format: Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Set in a dreamy country village with smoke curling from cottage chimneys, it is time for bed now and the animals are all making their way home. Mummy Mouse's kitchen is colourful and bright; all her little mouse children are sitting at a huge table covered with a blue checked cloth. Cheesy treats abound, but the little ones are so tired that at least one nods off mid meal. It's bath time for the bunnies, and book with Grandpa time for the little badgers. Mummy squirrel is gathering up her playful babies, and the little bears gaze at the night sky. Cuddly toys and teddies must be found, tucking in carefully carried out, the hedgehogs are listening to lullabies. The pretty village is in darkness, lamps are lit and the stars shine kindly over the sweet scene.

Little Tiger Press of London has produced another glowingly gorgeous book. The generous touches of sparkle are the icing on the cake; they really glitter through the pages. Their website is fun to visit, and if you like this one, as I strongly suspect will be the case, you may be searching for more of the same. Claire Freedman and Gail Yerrill are a great team; I very much enjoy their soothing view of bedtime routines...zzzzzzzz
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VINE VOICEon 30 October 2012
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This is such a lovely book, the illustrations are lovely, each page giving a new animal family an input, the books pages are totally filled, there are no blocks of white page just the illustrations and the passage of the story for each page.

And a lovely touch is that the pages are slightly embossed to give a raised texture to certain pages, the front cover, being one and my favourite Grandpa Badger's reading book, which he is holding reading to the little ones is beautifully touched with a hint of an embossing.

I recommend this book highly, it was a joy to behold and it a joy to read to my "little ones".
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on 3 December 2012
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Once more it is off to sleepy land with `Bedtime, Little Ones' by Claire Freedman, another book about the arduous task of getting children off to bed. You would think that after so many books on the subject that it would be stale, there is no denying that `Bedtime' offers little new in the world of children's illustrated fiction, but it is still a joy to read. Set in a world of animals it shows each family of vertebrates heading off to bed from the mice all the way to the hedgehogs.

You get glimpses of supper time, reading time, bath time and of course snuggling up in bed. All are covered by a different animal family and illustrated wonderfully by Gail Yerrill. To add to the lovely pictures are plenty of areas covered in glitter. Every part of the book that shows a light has some glitter on it that looks nice, but is also fun to rub your hands over. An apparently non-interactive book is actually more touchy feely that many of the books that report to be so.

`Bedtime' is by no means the best children's book of all time, it is incredibly derivative. The story itself is a little bland and the rhymes a touch leaden on occasion. However, there is a warmth and heart to this book that makes it pleasant to read. There is also enough going on in the images to expand the story and help your child understand their own night time routine.
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Format: Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
As a book to be read at sleepy-time 'Bedtime, Little Ones' is very nicely judged - the illustrations are colourful without being garish, all in sunset and night-time tones, and have just enough details to explore as you read the story to your own little ones. We see the mice having their supper, the rabbits having their bath, the badgers getting a bedtime story from Grandad, the squirrels being carried up to bed and the little bears counting stars outside their bedroom window. Then they all get tucked-up in bed and, maybe unsurprisingly, they all have teddy bears to snuggle up with except for the bears themselves - who have each other, I suppose?

The book is nicely presented in a large format with lots of glittered highlights throughout - the glitter has been thoughtfully fixed to the pages in some kind of thermal glaze, so there's little danger of it falling in amongst the bed sheets. The glitter looks especially nice at night, read by lamp light, so it's perfect for a bedtime book. My only regret is that it isn't a hardback, because it's bound to become a bedtime favourite. Just don't forget the teddy bear...
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VINE VOICEon 15 November 2012
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This is a very nice bedtime-themed read for toddlers, following the bedtime rituals of various animal families and they settle down for the night ... my favourite being the mice, one of whom has fallen asleep in his cheese. You get the idea. Top marks to the designer, whose use of glitter and embossing throughout the (very detailed) illustrations adds a pleasingly tactile quality for inquisitve little fingers.
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Format: Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
A lovely poem, beautifully illustrated.

There's nothing particularly outstanding or new about this book, but it's very pretty, exceptionally cute, and nicely illustrated. The story rolls off the tongue nicely and the pictures are excellent- simple enough to be clear to young kids, but with enough extra little details to make them worth a second look.

There's a little bit of glitter on every single page- sometimes it's very subtle, but you can turn it into a game spotting it. It's a sweet little touch without being a distracting novelty.

There's a warm Wintery feel about the whole thing. Not only should it make your children want to be snugly asleep, you might feel the same way too...

This won't win any awards for innovation, but it is exceptionally sweet.
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VINE VOICEon 19 October 2012
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Bed time little Ones is an enjoyable read for children as they prepare for bed.
Little Bears, Mice, Rabbits, Badgers and Squirrels all make their way home for supper and then prepare to settle down for the night.
Funny antics characterize each of the animal groups before they retire for the night, among whom are a sleepy mouse who sleeps on her cheese, a little bunny who hides from her mum, a little squirrel who wants to play peek-a-boo and a baby Bear who falls asleep whilst gazing from the window at Stars.
Beautifully illustrated and written beautifully with Poetic style.
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Typical baby/toddler bedtime book. Nice, bright illustrations of baby animals accompanied by a simple rhyme as they prepare to go to bed. Quality, as always with this type of book, is excellent and I'm extremely happy that they've thought about coating the glittery bits so you don't end up with a child, and it's bed, sparkling in the dark!!! Perhaps a bit too bright for a bedtime book, I prefer them a little calmer than this with more pastel shades than bright colours, but you know best what suits your child and nobody could possibly be offended by this little sweetie.
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Format: Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
This is a lovely book to read to a child at bedtime but not one for them to read on their own really. The pages are bright and colourful and the sparkly bits that my wife loved are laquered so you won't get glitty coming off over everything. The only reason is lost a star (and it would have been half if I could) was because the blurb suggests that your child can become involved in searching out the missing mouse etc and it isn't really like that.
Still a lovely book to read at bedtime though.
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VINE VOICEon 25 October 2012
Format: Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
This is a lovely colourful and brightly illustrated text. It has a lovely text in it and the children can all identify the various animals. It is a lovely bedtime read or for just cuddlying up to a reading. This is a great book for small children as it covers the topic of going to bed which everyone does. I really enjoyed this story and so did the children I work with. It was nice having the children point out which animal the text was about. I would recommend this book.
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