The holidays and winter are amongst us and with the recent first snow of the season, staying indoors or exploring outside are exciting ways to pass the day. However, after exerting all of the energy, a time for napping sounds splendid, whether short power naps or “hibernation naps” lasting for hours and hours.
Here is a list featuring some parodies of children’s titles, now revised for adult audiences:
Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés
Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd
All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John
If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F**k Up? by Marcy Roznick and Miranda Lemming
The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody by Shrill Travesty and Lucy Ruth Cummins
If you find yourself bored, needing to escape the world before falling asleep, check out one of these titles from your local library or have it requested to be sent from another branch.
Formats Available: Book (Regular Type)
Reviewed by Micah, Shively Branch
The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud
We meet Papa Bear and Little Bear again in this follow up to Benjamin Chaud’s The Bear’s Song. This time instead of hunting for his cub throughout an opera house, Papa Bear tails him from a snowed-in city to a faraway tropical island. Saturated colors and mountains of details to wade through make for a delightful picture book not just to read but study.
Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap
The Big Bad Wolf has his work cut out for him after encountering a pint-sized girl on her way to Grandmama’s house. Very Little Red Riding Hood insists on calling him “Foxie”, she refuses to share her delicious cakes, and throws more than one tantrum before they even reach their destination. Heapy and Heap rearrange a classic in the most adorable way possible.
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Explore the world outside at night in this brilliant and original wordless picture book by the author of Inside Outside. With the aid of a flashlight, we are shown contrasting color scenes that splice through the black and silver darkness.
Pig and Small by Alex Latimer
Friendship isn’t always easy, and Pig and Bug almost give up on theirs due to having incompatible sizes. They come to realize there are more things they can do together than can’t.
Digger Dog by William Bee
Put on your hard hat and join Digger Dog in his hunt for a bone that turns out to be much bigger than expected. Rhyming text and fold out pages make for an engaging read with a surprise ending.
Formats Available: Book (Regular Print)
Reviewed by Natalie, Main Children’s