This book scores high on my bed time must read list.
My Princess loves the story and the brilliant illustrations and I have to admit I do too which is a plus when you think of the amount of times I have had to read it!
The basic gist of the story is a day in the life of a mum trying to get her beautiful daughter to get through the daily routine. It deals with everything from getting the baby to eat her food to going to bed (and staying there!)
My daughter is at an age now where she tends to give her own commentary based on both on what she sees in the pictures and what she hears which is great. She will comment on what she sees as the little bubba being cheeky and ‘explain to me’ that the mummy in the story is tired and would much prefer it if the bubba were to sleep on time / hold her hand / eat her greens etc.
The illustrations in themselves are brilliantly drawn and reflect so many facial expressions that you instantly associated with those your own child makes. Kadir Nelson is an amazing artist, who has worked with the likes of Dreamworks Studios and Sports Illustrated. He is also exhibited in galleries around the world. The book is worth buying even if solely for the imagery.
Spike Lee doesn’t miss the mark with the storyline either. There is a brilliant rhythm and reading the book out loud is almost melodious in nature. The words are easy for little ears to follow and to understand. This is definitely the kind of book I will be buying for other children as stocking fillers as its the kind of classic book that will never gather dust in little ones bookshelves.