Do you have a young child that puts off bedtime?
Do they suddenly need to tell you something? Ask you to find a lost toy? Or search for whatever might be lurking behind the door?
If so, you (and the young reader) will enjoy Hayden’s Bedtime by Wendy Haynes and illustrated by Brett Curzon.
It’s 8 o’clock and time for bed but Hayden has other plans…who really wants to go to bed when there is so much to think about and do!?
No matter what his Dad tries Hayden needs his questions answered and his mind put at ease. Hayden will do anything he can before the lights get turned off! .
He asks his Dad to search under the bed, behind the door, inside the cupboard and in the drawer and this leads to many fascinating discoveries!
You’ll be surprised (or perhaps not…) at what is found and how it all helps Hayden to settle down.
Children and parents will relate very well to this book and find there are some wonderful discussions to be had around the different things the Father and son find.
The story is written in rhyme which makes it a fun book to read out loud to little ones. The illustrations are bright and colourful, adding sunshine to this night time tale!
Children can explore colours through different objects found under Hayden’s bed but also the vibrant and joyful illustrations.
Exploration of prepositions and their usage around a familiar place, study of rhyming words and also the link to day and night time can all be explored through this fun and easy to read picture book.
And most importantly, children can have the important discussion about the importance of sleep and that there is no need to fear.
Hayden’s Bedtime is a wonderful picture book that will be enjoyed again and again and perhaps help those imaginative minds to sleep as they see Hayden nod off at the end of the book.