I had a great Mother’s Day this year, punctuated by my accidental selection of the perfect bedtime read. Don’t Blink, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a wonderfully entertaining book that is best read right before bedtime.
The whole premise of this book is that if the reader can keep from blinking, then they don’t have to turn the page, which means they don’t have to go to bed. My children thought this was hilarious and were up for the challenge! For the next 20 minutes, they were bouncing around, engaging in staring contests and trying to hold their eyelids open, all in a failing effort to keep me from turning the page–I loved it! But this also means I had to have the energy for it. If it had been one of those evenings where I’m about to pull my hair out and the babies are working my nerves, then this would not have been the book to read.
I really think what thrilled me the most is that every time I think my kids might be too old for this type of gimmick, they slide right back in. That makes my heart happy.
So, if your child enjoyed The Book With No Pictures or if you enjoyed The Monster At The End of This Book, then this book should be your next bedtime read!