Book review: Time for Bed by Petr Horáček
Turn down the lights, snuggle up close and share the timeless rituals of getting ready for bed in this adorable and innovative board book from award-winning author and illustrator Petr Horáček.
Time for Bed, with its shaped and layered pages building to a special bedtime ending, is just one of two colourful board books specially designed by Horáček for the Baby Walker series of books for the youngest members of the family.
Pictures and ideas are hidden behind cleverly layered pages, offering both delightful surprises and familiar routines, all certain to strike a chord with babies who are starting to take an interest in the world around them.
Time for Bed and Honk Honk! Baa Baa! are fun, interactive, easy-to-handle board books full of striking illustrations and created to stimulate a baby’s development from day one.
Honk Honk! Baa Baa! features farm animals and the sounds they make, and the bold and vivid illustrations in a magical flip-flap design ensure your baby will engage with the story from the start.
In Time for Bed, layer upon layer of beautiful illustrations create an eye-catching and interactive reading experience. The journey to bed becomes an exciting adventure as you read to your baby and build up to a brilliantly creative ending.
Horáček’s board books are the finest introduction to visual art a child can have whilst also encouraging a lifelong love of books. Full of texture, striking colours and images, and created using a variety of mediums and told in a simple narrative, they are a must for all young families.
The perfect end to the day for both little ones and their parents.
(Walker, board books, £4.99)