7.31.2016

Review: Bedtime for Batman

Cute bedtime book for Batman fans. (4 stars)

A little boy prepares for bed and it's paralleled to Batman saving Gotham, definitely a good one for fans. While I found the story style cute, I also found it a little bland. It's cute but the type of story where the pictures are telling it, rather than the words. I didn't bother reading it to my 6 year old as I had intended because I think she would have found it a bit too simplistic, and while she likes superheroes it felt very gendered though I can't put my finger on why. That said, I think other kids might like it a lot.

Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.

Bedtime for Batman (DC Super Heroes)
by Michael Dahl (Author), Ethen Beavers (Illustrator)
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Bedtime, Superheroes, Comics
Print (32 pages, CAPSTONE)
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. (Ages 4-7)

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