Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Children’s Book Review, B is for Bedtime

Children’s Book Review by Anastasia Gonis

B is for Bedtime is a children’s picture book written by Margaret Hamilton, illustrated by Anna Pignataro and published by Little Hare Books (2014.) 32 pages. Source: (Review Copy)

From the publisher: A sleepy wander from A through to Zzzzz and off to bed. Beautifully narrated in soothing rhythmic verse, and with adorable illustrations by Anna Pignataro, B is for Bedtime looks set to become a before-bed classic.

Publisher Margaret Hamilton’s first picture book is a perfect bedtime book created in rhythmic verse. It contains thoughtful text, and delightfully entertaining illustrations by Anna Pignataro. These have been created with mixed media: pencil, watercolour, gouache, and collage comprised of vintage fabric and felt. A great deal of effort has gone into creating a book of beauty and learning.

Soft pastel colours, expressive delicately presented characters, and excellent design amalgamate perfectly with the text. This alphabet book is one to treasure and learn from for the 1+ age group. Its fly pages are an outstanding asset, for there are so many pictures in vibrant colour to be used as tools for seek and find, and improving vocabulary.

BIO: Anastasia Gonis is a Freelance Writer, Reviewer and Interviewer who currently writes, reviews and interviews for Buzz Words, Kids Book Review, and other publications. She has published two educational books and is currently working on a YA novel, and a non-fiction book.

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