Pajamas not required!
Our second installment of MPL’s Big Dreamers Summer Story time had the theme of the “Night”. A quiet pastoral setting has a young boy heading off to bed, in “The Noisy Way to Bed” by Ian Whybrow. On the boy’s way to bed he encounters different farm animals each interrupting the him as he tries to rhyme his sentences about going to BED. The animals and the boy eventually settle down to sleep with the boy finally getting to complete his rhyming story.
“Dark Night”, by Dorothee de Monfreid, told the tale of a boy lost in the forest. Scared by the woodland creatures and all alone, the boy finds help from a rabbit with a black cape and suitcase. With the rabbit’s ingenious idea and directions the boy manages to scare the creatures and get safely home.
Ever wonder where you might find a sleeping bear? In “A Place to Sleep” by Holly Meade,”she writes lyrically about creatures going to sleep including a young boy and girl. From fish sleeping with their eyes open in the shallows, to the elephant standing up to nap; this gentle story ends with the children safely in their beds and sweetly dreaming.