Playtime?

By MACK, Jeff

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ISBN
9780399175985
Publisher
Philomel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2016  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 2—Mack opens with a single word, and it's not playtime. "Bedtime," says a boy in blue-striped pajamas to a wide-awake, toy-laden gorilla. As the boy leaves, his tucked-in friend opens one eye and grins. While the gorilla juggles alphabet cubes under the purple blanket in his dark room, the title—and the only other word in the book—reemerges: PLAYTIME. The boy races in, shushing and whispering, "Bedtime. Bedtime." The exchange intensifies as the room alternates between dim and bright, with the gorilla eve...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

In a classic role-reversal premise, a pajama-clad little boy struggles to make a large, rambunctious gorilla fall asleep. Two words, "bedtime" and "p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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