This Is Not A Bedtime Story

This Is Not A Bedtime Story

This Is Not A Bedtime Story
Will Mabbitt

Puffin

ISBN 9780141357386

Sophie doesn't want a story time filled with cute kittens and birthday parties, she wants rocket-launching helicopters and a giant robot dinosaur! Clever, funny and heart-racingly exciting, this is a book to inspire and delight every little girl and boy. And one thing's for sure. Bedtime will never be the same again.

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This Is Not A Bedtime Story5/5

This Is Not A Bedtime Story

Will Mabbitt

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Will Marbett has captured the mind of the modern six or seven year old very cleverly in this book. I thought this was a really funny book. How many times have I picked up a very dull story and had to trawl through the twee tale which can be very sickly and not engaging at all for children. I love how in this book, Sophie uses her imagination to turn what might be a rather dull story into one that is exciting, adventurous and everything our modern children are into. I might have a go at this in the future - by choosing a similarly dull story and letting my class do their thing with it! From a parent's point of view, I loved how dad gets completely sucked into the story, light Sabres are a staple toy in our house, so I totally get Sophie's need for one in her story. It even had the perfect thriller ending with the twist as Pink Kitten seemingly eaten by the Robo dinosaur, emerges victorious as she rips the batteries right from its insides!!! Love the drama! Well done Will Mabbitt - great story and Fred Blunt, from your final illustration, you know us parents too well!!!! Picture book / Ages 5+ / Reviewed by Marie Berry, teacher.

Reviewed by: Marie Berry