Monday, October 19, 2009

The Secret Plan by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Just when I thought we couldn't possibly use any more bedtime stories....I discover a new one. One which we must, must, must have!

Milo and his friends Henry, Harriet, and Hildy hate bedtime. It always interrupts their favorite games, their best playing. So they decide to escape from it. But nothing works! Until they develop....the secret plan.

The best words to describe the illustrations are warm and swashy (at least, that's the best I could come up with). There's lots of swirly colors, warm evening lights, and green and golden days outside.

Verdict: This isn't just a soothing bedtime story, it's a story about the magical days of childhood, when just five more minutes is never enough and the simplest things are exciting and wonderful.
ISBN: 978-0375858581; Published October 2009 by Knopf; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Added to my personal wishlist

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