It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Time Machine

Imprint/Macmillan/. Jun. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250167620.
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

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.