Bedtime for Buzzy

TJ Hackworth (Author) | Sean Baptiste (Illustrator)


A young boy is playing with his toys and doesn’t want to go to bed at bedtime. One by one his toys come to life in his imagination and convince him that going to sleep is the best way to continue his adventures.

*****

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I hate to start with the negative, but since the rest of the book is quite good, I’ll get this out of the way now. The cover of this book really doesn’t do it justice. The script font chosen for the title just doesn’t fit the style, and the artwork doesn’t portray anything. Nothing on the cover indicates what the story is about.

Illustrations

I love the illustrations in this book. Each page is so fun and full of detail. The font choice is also excellent, and the page layout is well planned for easy reading.

I particularly like the pages about “Moon Man.” There’s so much expression!

Story

Fun, entertaining, and well-written. This is a great bedtime book. The amount of text and the vocabulary used are appropriate for young readers, though this would be a great read-aloud book for parents as well.

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About the Author & Illustrator

T.J. Hackworth is a writer of short stories and children’s fiction. His work has appeared recently in the Wisconsin Review. He lives in (where else?) Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.  And he never has trouble going to bed.

Sean Baptist is a freelance illustrator with numerous publications featuring his art, design, and illustration over the last decade. He studied illustration at Northern Michigan University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.  And he sometimes has trouble going to bed when he should.

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