A charming collection of gorgeously illustrated poems to encourage fun and bedtime bonding between parents and their children.
The bright pink flamingoasaurus spends its day standing on one leg looking for something to eat. The round and delicious tomotoasaurus sings a tune while soaking up the sun. These are just two of the imaginative and amusing dinosaurs dreamed up in The Bedtimeasnaurus, the sometimes naughty and always hilarious poetry collection for children by Mike Bayliss.
Developing the idea for over thirty years while working on other projects , Bayliss was encouraged to publish his collection after being diagnosed with stage IV non – Hodgkin lymphoma in April 2017, using his work as a positive outlet for his energy as he worked to battle the illness.
Complimented by charming illustrations, opportunities for kids to draw their own dinosaur creations and simple quizzes on each of the characters, The Bedtimeasnaurus not only provides an entertaining read for young children before they go to sleep but also offers a valuable chance for parents to connect and engage.
Many thanks to the author Mike Bayliss, Clink Street Publishing and blog tour organiser Rachel Gilbey for the ARC of the Bedtimeanaurus in return for an honest review.
I’m passionate about inspiring in children a love of books and reading. For me the books should be colourful and for the very young children simple and enjoyable to read. They should also come from a place of love. The Bedtimeanaurus is fun to read and beautifully illustrated, fulfilling my wish list for any child’s book.
Each page features a poem about a different dinosaur from Greedy-asaurus to my favourite, The Flamingo-asarus. The poems are short, memoriable and funny, which is perfect for this reading age.
An added bonus are the pages at the back of the book where the child can name and draw his own Bedtimeasnaurus. Charmingly there is also a page where parents and child could write their own poem to go with their illustration and a fun quiz to do as well.
It all adds up, when accompanied by Megan Egan’s eye catching illustrations, to a fantastic read for young readers and their parents.
The Bedtimeasnaurus can be purchased from Amazon
Born in Walsaill West Midland, UK, Bayliss is an entrepreneur that owns companies in several industries including building supply and property development. He also owns Bespoke Brewery, which opened in 2012 and has since won a number of awards for its craft beer. He lives with his wife and three children in Forest Dean, UK. This is his first book.
The author can be followed on the books Facebook page.