Monday, 18 October 2010

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed

Written and Illustrated by Helen Cooper

Published by Corgi Children's Books

 Sometimes, a book's artwork jumps out at you from the cover - enough to grab your attention and make you want to investigate further. The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed was one such book and Helen Cooper's sublime painted artwork continues throughout this excellent story of a disobedient little baby who just doesn't want to go to sleep. 

The dream-like imagery compliments Baby's story as he drives through the land trying to find playmates. Naturally everyone wants to go to sleep, not play, but Baby continues in his quest right till the end of the book. 

Absolutely lovely stuff. Thoroughly recommended. 

Charlotte's best bit: "The tiger takes batteries (he has a zip on his side)."

Daddy's favourite bit: The bathroom dreamscape at the end of the book. 

Rating: 5 out of 5