May 18, 2009
Review #14 – I’m Really Not Tired – Lori Sunshine
Samuel McKay isn’t quite ready for bed yet. As his dad tucks him into bed he decides, along with his adorable Teddy, Petey Bear, to embark upon a fanciful adventure attempting to figure out just exactly what goes on when he has to go to sleep. But will Samuel discover that there are wild parties filled with animals going on downstairs, or will it be a discovery that disappoints him?
I’m Really Not Tired, is a remarkable book for little readers, especially for those who have a hard time getting to sleep, like I did when I was young, laying awake straining my ears to hear exactly what is going on downstairs where the grownups are. Filled with rhyming verse that flows well and does not seem to be forced, the story takes the young reader on a cute and humorous journey, while the illustrations enhance the plot and add to the overall sweet appeal to this book.