My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
  • My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
  • My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
  • My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
  • My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
  • My Parents Think I'm Sleeping
ISBN: 0060537221
EAN13: 9780060537227
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 8, 2008
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 8.8" L x 5.8" W
Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

From acclaimed poet Jack Prelutsky and illustrator Yossi Abolafia, My Parents Think I'm Sleeping is the perfect book to get young readers excited about bedtime.

This Level 3 I Can Read book is a funny collection of poems about a boy who should be sleeping, but manages to find more than just storybooks and his model rocket kit to keep him awake.

From reading under the covers to watching shadows dance on the wall, these fourteen charming verses show that a child's life begins at bedtime

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   Wonderful Poetry book for children
I loved this book as something to help my boys in poetry to interest me. My 5 year old asks specifically for this book. Great book and easy to read on their own for an early reader.
I usually read reviews before I buy something. This time I made a big mistake on my part. The second chapter was a story with demonic imagery. How can this be a bedtime story in the world? My child would end up with nightmares and sleeping for a whole week in my bed if this was read to her. I can not recommend this book AT ALL in good conscience.
   Definitely attention grabbing
This was the first book that my granddaughter brought when she opened the box to her room. She tried and chose others, but she commandeered My parents think I'm sleeping. We wanted her to have a variety of books in the box and have one that immediately grabbed her attention, it was a pleasure.
   Not for kids - Giving this to my almost 40 coworker
Not for children. Not for children. I saw the 4.5 rating and the happy child on the cover and thought this must be a great book - I did not read the reviews and regret it. It introduces several dark and creepy images to the child for no reason at all. The child is up and refuses to sleep because he is deathly afraid of the monsters under his bed and the shadows on the wall and he refuses to go to sleep, not because he’s happily reading a book. Do NOT buy a car.
   Fantastic poems and illustrations
My son is 7 34 years old. He salute Lee, he read this book multiple times and not only and loved it, but took an AR test and got 100%, I highly recommend buying this book for your child. There are a few pages it seems scary, but when you see things it is not real, it's the shadows or your cat yelling outside that actually helps children overcome their fears.
   Scary, dark, bedtime nightmare themes not appropriate for a young child
We enjoyed thoroughly dark poetry books, so we were surprised and dismayed at the other overtones of this. I don 't see value in introducing nocturnal concepts related to dark nightmares to an innocent child. We believe that some children find this silly or funny, but if you are not one of them, beware. The art work is a touch on the dark side and emphasises and highlights the common children's bedtime insecurities. We’ve worked hard to teach our children to master their emotions and use their reasonings to feel safe and at peace in bed. This book would be counter-productive.
   Easy Reader
I like to have a selection of these on hand for my children that I teach. They come in steps and these are usually early chapter books. When children are first grade and second grade, they tend to move away from picture books and read chapter books like the big kids. If it is a non-fiction book, it is a good way to discuss text elements with the child if it is a fiction book. It is a good time to discuss characters, problems, plot and resolution of the problem. The pictures are appealing and the fact that they do have pictures enhances the learning experience.
   Don't buy this book if you love your child
If you love your child, don 't buy this book if you love it. As an Orthodox Christian family, I am very cautious about what kind of books my child reads and generally I skip reviews before I buy something on Amazon. And this was that rare case... And this was that rare case... I have no words to express how horrible this book was. It is full of scary looking demonic monsters. Never bothered to burn it, just returned it.
   Like a bad acid trip
This was the most creative child's book I ever read, and I read a lot. The book started pretty well and then took a nose dive into the most random thoughts. It was literally like a herion experience with the author. Seriously, what came to mind while smoking really bad weed is what this book consists of. There were several “WTF ” moments so that if you like those, this book is for you! I am not saying that I'm a perfect writer and I do give a star for effort in this case. I also gave Star bc it put my kid to sleep by 10 pages in.
   1 Star is too generous.
The most surprising part is the number of 4+star reviews for this book. Leaving aside the fact that the book was definitely not age appropriate, the quality of the writing was poor. The poems '' had an eerie quality of being written by a robot without any imagination, feeling or a good grasp of English language. The front page claims that the author is a Child Laureate's Poet Laureate ''! I thought this would be a good thing, but it is apparently not. $2.95 is way expensive for this piece of crap. Amazon luckily obliged with a full refund.