FICTION
It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Time Machine
Imprint Macmillan/. Jun. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250167620.
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PreS-Gr 1–A young boy is afraid of bedtime until his stuffed rabbit Floppy assures him that his bed is a time machine, and that he is the boss of bedtime. The boy gets under the covers, closes his eyes, and is suddenly transported back in time to a land of friendly dinosaurs who want to play and like to nibble on his sock. When the boy realizes that he’s ready to return to his family, he wakes up to tell his mother about his amazing dream, but the hole in his sock will leave children wondering if it really was just a dream. Digitally painted full-bleed illustrations help to fully immerse readers in the dreamlike adventures.
VERDICT The simple story and colorful illustrations successfully combine to spark readers’ imaginations, and serve to make bedtime feel more like an adventure than an interruption of fun. Recommended for general purchase

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