About the Book
Mocha says it’s bedtime, but Petri wants nothing to do with it! Reading books, singing lullabies and juggling plates are only a few of the things Mocha does in an attempt to tire his son out. Although Petri is entertained, he still refuses to sleep. He just wants to dilly dally! Worn out by his son’s shenanigans and silly antics, will Mocha ever get Petri to bed before losing his marbles?
Gerbs in the house’s “The Dilly Dally Bedtime routine” is a little picture book for the younger crowd. The art is very cute, with a collage of photographed Gerbils in little dollhouse settings, mixed with drawings. The story talks about a father trying to put to bed his young Gerbil, and it really reminded me of many nights trying to put my over-active daughter to bed. The entire text is in rhyme, and it reads easy. However, my main concern with the text is that it is geared more towards the father getting annoyed at little Petrie not falling asleep, than giving useful ideas for both parent and child to finally go to sleep. Despite this, I’m sure little kids will love the small gerbils and relate to Petrie’s story.
About the Author
Lydia is a story teller and a magic maker. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep passion for writing and creating. After receiving her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University, she has been writing books, short stories, poems and plays for over two decades. So far, fifteen of her children’s books and eBooks have been published, and she has toured the world with five of her marionette plays. In addition to her creative work, she also writes educational and curriculum based texts for children and is a workshop facilitator.
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