A Recipe for Bedtime
Written by Peter Bently
Illustrated by Sarah Massini
Published by Hodder Children's Books
A charming little bedtime treat this book is! With gentle rhymes and fun illustrations, "A Recipe for Bedtime" takes us tip-toeing through the bedtime ritual of a snuggly little baby as he toddles up the wooden hill to Beddington.
The perfect recipe for a perfect bedtime involves lots of cuddles, a drop or two of milk, some tummy pie (Charlotte pointed out that Peter made a mistake saying "Raspberries" - everyone knows that blowing raspberries on your baby's tummy is universally known as "Tummy Pie" right?) and a warm snuggly blanket or two.
Reading this book just before bedtime had exactly the desired effect, in fact it worked a little too well because I struggled to stay awake for the rest of the evening myself (in a good way).
Lovely cuddly stuff!
Charlotte's best bit: "Tummy Pie" recipe!
Daddy's Favourite bit: Perfect rhymes, lovely snuggly illustrations, an instant bedtime classic!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)