I’m curious–do your kids like to go to bed at night, or do they actively resist “lights out”?
When I was a kid, I hated sleeping because it was an interruption to my busy day, and both of my kids were the same way. The neighbor kids, on the other hand, love to sleep, which seems really strange to me.
The young pig in Lights Out resists bedtime, and the trouble starts the moment the lights go out.
But the piglet has a plan. If he can just get the lights to go out after he’s fallen asleep, his problem will be solved and everyone will be happy.
So with his parents’ blessing, this industrious piglet gets to work. And what he creates is something to behold.
Lights Out isn’t your typical bedtime storybook, but then Arthur Geisert isn’t your typical children’s author. The intricate, detailed etchings that illustrate this nearly wordless picture book tell Piglet’s story so completely that words aren’t necessary.
Piglet’s twenty-nine bedtime steps will entertain your child—and you—page by page, pulley by pulley, from the attic to the basement and back again. There are ropes to pull, dominoes to topple, wheels to turn, balls to bounce, and buckets to spill. Never before has a bedtime routine been so mesmerizing.
You’ll love counting down every single step until, finally—Lights Out.
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Are your kids sleepers or sleep-resisters?