5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime

Britannica. Oct. 2020. 192p. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9781912920655.
Gr 1-5–How would you like to sleep underwater, in space, or in a tree? This collection of bedtime stories is filled with snippets about sleep, beds, snoring, dreaming, world records, outer space, and the night sky. The text is conversational and engaging, and children will become well versed in everyday facts and obscure information on this familiar topic. The colloquial voice is relaxing and rhythmic. Various artists contributed to the illustrations; the dreamlike images feature a wide palette. The text provides a credible look at facts from various cultures and time periods. The “What Are Dreams?” section discusses the science of dreams as well as the cultural significance of dream catchers. The extensive back matter includes sources, an index, a glossary, and biographies of all the contributors. The volume is thorough, and each short section is straightforward. Each informational excerpt is like a lullaby without a song.
VERDICT This collection will have kids snoring in the best kind of way.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing