The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin. July 2014.
From Amazon: "It's bedtime at the Nut House, but little Wally and Hazel Nut aren't ready to go to sleep. 'We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts!' Why go to bed when you could be singing and howling at the moon? But Mama Nut insists... 'All little Nuts need to go up to bed!' Who will win this bedtime tug-of-war?"
My thoughts: I'm going to admit something that may be blasphemy among children's librarians: I was not a fan of Pete the Cat when he first came out. Now that he's had a few more adventures, he's still not my first choice for a picture book, but I can read them aloud to storytime kids with gusto if I need to. Listening to the audio clips available of the author reading the books has helped.
I feel the same way toward The Nuts -- it sounds like this book will be the first in a new series by Litwin, so maybe I will grow to like them more as time goes on. As with his others, Litwin has created an audio file of him reading the book and singing the songs, complete with kids singing along. I'm sure this book will be a hit with any kids who already love Pete the Cat!
Age: Preschool and up
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