Kid Lit: Bedtime for Batman

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Bedtime for Batman by Michael Dahl

To be published on August 1, 2016

Goodreads Summary:
When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime! He dons his pajama uniform, speeds upstairs, cleans up the nightly grime, and keeps watch from his towering bunk bed. Written by award-winning author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball, Goodnight Football, and Goodnight Hockey) and illustrated by Ethen Beavers (DC Super Friends), this bedtime tale will have Batman fans, young and old, delighting in their nightly routines. Bedtime for Batman is the perfect way to say goodnight to your little Dark Knight.

My Thoughts:
Superhero-loving children (and adults) will really enjoy this adorable book. It shows a little boy getting ready for bed – imaging himself as Batman – along side Batman fighting bad guys in Gotham. The text is simple, but the parallels between the two characters are perfect. Batman is cleaning up the city, while the little boy is taking a bath and brushing his teeth. The little boy is feeding his fish, while Batman is rescuing people.

The illustrations are perfect. They portray Batman in the classic 1950s style. And there is so much imagination and fun in the drawings of the young boy. It’s the perfect balance of storytelling through pictures and words. This book is just so sweet.

Because it’s a going to bed book, it’s probably best for ages 3-5.

My Rating: 4 stars

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  1. Oh gosh, our boys would have loved this bedtime book! My husband would have loved to read it to them and pretend to be batman too! What a fun book!

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