Sandra Boynton’s books are just plain fun. The illustrations are cute, and the text is catchy and rhythmic (if a little off-the-wall at times). These are 3 very charming bedtime(ish) books to give as gifts.
A personal favorite, favorably road-tested by a number of toddlers of this librarian’s acquaintance. This touchable book tells the familiar story of a little dinosaur who won’t go to bed without his missing lovey.
A more rousing bedtime story than Dinosaur’s Binkit, this is a goofy tale of shipbound animals whose unconventional bedtime routine (bath THEN exercise? really??) nonetheless ends soothingly and quietly.
Not strictly a bedtime book, this book of silly opposites (“dinosaurs early and dinosaurs later, dinosaurs crammed in an elevator”) does end with the easily bedtime-convertible phrase “Dinosaurs looking right at you to say goodbye because we’re through”.