Little Owl’s Bedtime

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       May 17, 2021


Author  Deb Gliori. Illustrations Alison Brown.

Distributor:      Bloomsbury Children's Books
ISBN:                 9781526625441
Publisher:         Bloomsbury Children's Books
Release Date:   May 2021  


Now available as a sturdy board book the bedtime favourite of little people, Little Owls Bedtime is once again set to charm and settle children who really do not think bedtime is a good idea.

Little Owl loves a good story and the longer it can be read the better, as surely there has to be another good story to follow, even though it is very late o’clock, very, very late o’clock; even though the little bunnies have gone to bed, the field mice had closed their eyes and the very shy frogs were getting ready for their nightly chorus, Little Owl would still not go to sleep.

It was too dark; the pillow was too lumpy, Hedge was not there and when Hedge was found and snuggled up in bed with Little Owl, he still would not go to sleep. And then there was a noise and then he was hungry, until he finally woke up poor Hedge.

Parents will relate well to the story of Little Owls Bedtime as there are times when children get over excited with the adventures to come on the following day, as life sometimes is simply far too exciting to waste time sleeping.

Beautifully illustrated from Alison Brown, Little Owl and his friends help make bedtime a far more comforting place. Mummy Owl spends time reassuring Little Owl with lovely tales of various other creatures that are settling down for the night or are beginning to go about their every-night life.

Deb Gliori has wrapped an all too familiar night time routine in comfort and reassurance that will help soothe and encourage active little ones to settle down for the night with a beloved ‘friend’, a night light and sweet dreams to comfort their slumbers.