As the day ends children around the world prepare for bedtime. Each household has its own unique bedtime routine. Every night these routines are completed as families work in harmony to get their little ones to bed. The book When the World is Ready for Bed shares the end of the day activities of one rabbit family as they prepare for bedtime. The book allows the reader to look inside their home to view their bedtime routine and to make the story a special part of the reader’s own bedtime.
The rabbit family’s routine in the book is similar to most human families. The family eats dinner and the young rabbits help their mother with cleaning up. As the night continues the family goes on from one activity to the next effortlessly. The beautiful rhyming text written by author Gillian Shields keeps the reader engaged and entertained.
When the World is Ready for Bed is filled with watercolor illustrations created by Anna Currey. They beautifully illustrate the events inside the rabbit family’s household at the end of the day. The colors transform as the day slowing ends making the reader feel as if they’ve already drifted to dreamland.
The picture book is recommended for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Young readers will be enchanted by the lifelike rabbit family. The story easily relates back to the young readers own bedtime routine. Parents with little ones who have a difficult time settling down and preparing for bed will enjoy this book too. The calming story will encourage their sleepyheads to enjoy the quiet moment and get ready for sleep.
Childrens books make wonderful presents. When the World is Ready for Bed is a wonderful gift for a baby or toddler. It will be a cherished addition to their bedtime routine and can be enjoyed for many years to come. Parents, grandparents and caregivers will enjoy the quiet moments just before the lights are turned out when they can snuggle with their little ones and enjoy the peaceful story together.