[ARC] Twas Just Before Bedtime ♡ Jessie L. Best

Click here to see my review on Goodreads.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When the author contacted me to ask whether or not I would like to read and review her book, I felt like “oooooobviously”. I mean, we are talking about children’s literature and that is the theme of my thesis so it could not be more perfect!
I have already read a few children’s books for authors who asked for a review, but nothing like this one. I would even go as far as to say that I have never read anything like this book at all, ever.

The way the book is built is actually extremely interesting. Basically, this book is meant to be read as nighttime stories and for every night, the child is given one short story, two illustrations and one poem: what a perfect idea! Well, I am not a child but I personally enjoyed that concept so so much!

All these stories (poems included) are astonishingly beautiful, both in their themes and in their writing. Starting out with the themes, these short stories are all about family and love and all involve magic. You will come across magical forests, fairies, animated objects, kind witches and so much more; all is made for children to spend the most beautiful night (full of the most wholesome dreams).
As far as the writing is concerned, I am such a fan of it! The author knows how to make sentences magical without making them too long or too complicated. A child could easily read the book himself and an adult who would read it would see a form of magic in these sentences; that is what makes this book perfect for both adults and children.

As you have probably understood, I highly recommend this book, not only for your children but also for yourself if, like me, you love children’s literature and magic.

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