Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will charm, amuse, but never put you to sleep in this meta bedtime tale in the vein of Goodnight Already.
I am SOOOO excited to talk to you about this book! My family and I live in Austin and finding a cool NEW children’s author/illustrator who lives right here in our city is always exciting! Authors are like rock starts in my household. We seek out book readings, go to the annual Texas Book Fest…..and perhaps all of my book reviews show you it’s a little more than a healthy obsession. Ha ha. After that full background, I’d like to introduce you to Cate Berry. Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime is her debut picture book and it’s fantastic. Being local means Brooke and I can easily see her read her book and, if lucky, have her sign our copy. I have learned my excitement of books has rubbed off on my kiddos and championing local artists does the trick!
Penguin and Tiny Shrimp DO NOT have a bedtime story to share with you. Although these two are in pajamas and there are stars in the night sky, Penguin and Tiny Shrimp go out of their way to do the loudest (fireworks!) and most dangerous (shark-infested waters!!) things they can in order to STAY AWAKE. Who needs soft beds or cozy covers when you can (YAWN!) have fun instead of getting some….ZZZZZZZZZZZZ…. This is a common nighttime theme for the book’s core age group (4-8 years) so it’s quite hilarious to read and to discuss the sleepy little narrator’s struggle with his much needed bedtime with my own night-time choir! Love!
Austinites! Cate Berry will be kicking off her book tour for Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime here in Austin at BookPeople on Sunday, May 20 at 2 PM!
- $17.99, ISBN: 9780062491534
- Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen – May 8th, 2018
About the Author: Cate Berry is a seventh generation Texan, splitting her time between the kitchen and the living room. She is a recent graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults. She currently lives in Austin with her husband, their two children, and their kitten, Chopin. Although Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will try to convince you otherwise, Cate is an ardent fan of bedtime. Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime is her debut picture book. You can visit Cate online at www.cateberry.com.
List Price: $ 17.99