Children's Board Books

Bedtime in the Southwest Board Book

By Mona Hodgson, illustrated by Rene Graef
Available in: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1630762988
Published: March 1, 2017

Comical desert critters define what not to do when it’s time for bed in Bedtime in the Southwest, a rhyming lullaby designed and sized for little ones.

Illustrated by Renee Graef, illustrator for the Kirsten books in the American Girl Collection and many of the books in the My First Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

What Readers are Saying

“Bedtime with a Southwestern flair is the theme of this appealing tribute to the nightly ritual. Critters indigenous to the region populate the illustrations that accompany simple verses posed in the form of questions. For example, does a baby bird ‘beg for juice from her favorite flower?’ or a rabbit ‘hop on the bed and bounce for an hour?’ Even very young children will recognize the evening stalling tactics portrayed in the desert animal antics. Warm-toned pictures evocative of the native landscape imbue the book with humor and tender affection.”

~Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA

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