Please join us for a reading of Sleepy Toes by author Kelli McNeil from Scholastic Inc. at Barnes & Noble on July 29 at 11:30AM! ????
Saturday July 29, 2017, 11:30AM
Studio City Theatre
12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Author Kelli McNeil will be doing a special Storytime of her irresistibly sweet goodnight story just right for little ones who need to get the wiggles out before settling down for bedtime. This simple story masterfully captivates and lulls readers into slumber — starting from their tickly toes all the way to their sleepy, blinky eyes! After Storytime, get your copy signed by Kelli!
PRAISE FOR SLEEPY TOES:
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
Gently going through different body parts, this book will help soothe even the wiggliest child to sleep. Bright, colorful illustrations complement the text and include a nonwhite character. Caregivers everywhere will want to have this book in their bedtime arsenal.
Toddlers with a variety of skin tones prepare for bed, one body part at a time. Using gentle repetition, newcomer writer McNeil moves from toes to tummies and so on: “Are your fingers getting sleepy?/ So very, very sleepy?/ All day long they feel along—/ touchy, tickly fingers.” Illustrator Doerrfeld plays into the lulling mood in soft, smudgy portraits that show the kids using their bodies to the utmost during the day (to play) and at night (to tuck in pets and stuffed animals). The overall sense is that for these kids—and, by extension, readers—bedtime is just one more thing they’ve got completely under control.