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How to Get a Mommy to Sleep

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Cute book about how to get mommy to sleep from the viewpoint of the child.
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Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Very cute art, I love rhyming books.  But this book isn't for us for two reasons. Number 1, I thought the book would be written with a satire twist based on the title and similar books I've read before, it wasn't. Number 2, it was just a tad too religious for us (I was aware it was grouped as a Christian book). It talked about God, and prayer several times, even the illustration had a bible.
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This is a cute rhyming book about getting mom to sleep after a long day of tiring her out. They do a lot of things throughout the day, like making breakfast, getting dressed, going shopping, and chores.
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Cute book with great pictures! I read it with my 4 year old and we both loved it! It's hard work getting a mom to sleep since there are so many things that have to be done in a day but this little boy manages to make it happen. I especially liked the prayer at the end of the book. This is a good night time book for toddlers and preschoolers. Illustrations and story are appropriate for this age group.

Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for my honest review.
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How to get mommy to sleep is a sweet story from a child's point of view. The son goes through their day with the purpose of wearing his mom out enough to get her to sleep well. He makes sure to "help" with shopping, and also mixes in her favorite stories during storytime. I liked the unique perspective of this story.
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I received an electronic ARC from Thomas Nelson: Children's through NetGalley.
Parker captures a mom's life with young children - constant motion. This is told from the child's point of view as he helps mom get everything done. Plenty of humor with enough truth for moms everywhere to understand. Lovely prayer at the end. Detailed illustrations bring the story to life for young and not so young readers.
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Easy, rhyming, Christian, children’s book.  I like how the story flowed along. I also liked the prayer at the end of the book. The illustrations were bright and colorful. Enjoyable read.
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Thank you NetGalley and Tommy Nelson/HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. for a copy of "How to Get a Mommy to Sleep" in exchange for my honest review.

This book is intended for parents and educators to read to children ages 4 to 8 or grades kindergarten to 1. The bold, bright, richly colourful illustrations will appeal to children. 

The story centres on a little boy and his mom - how he tries to make sure that she has a good rest at night - sort of paralleling what parents want for their children. The day starts off with breakfast in bed for mom and nothing less than cookies and juice! They spend the day shopping, doing chores at home, playing outside, dinner of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, followed by a bubbly bath, reading some books and prayers.

This book is a wonderful tribute to all moms and all that they do throughout the day for their children.
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A book from the perspective of a child who keeps his mother busy throughout the day so she can be tired enough to have a good night sleep.What a concept first of all,we always see mothers being overworked,tired but why children are doing this is such a cute idea.
Illustrations are cute ,colors are vibrant.
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First, I want to thank Amy Parker, Tommy. Nelson Books and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. 

How to Get a Mommy To Sleep by Amy Parker gave my heart full and made me smile. I may not be a mommy but I could appreciate this book being a very proud Auntie. I could tell that she wrote it from her heart.

This book is everyone who has mothered Amy and shown her what motherhood has meant to them: tireless, unique humans raising tired like unique humans-all created in the perfect image of God. 

This is the second children’s book I have read of Amy’s and illustrated by Natalia. As I said in the past they are a really great team. I felt a stronger connection with this book emotionally not to mention it was comical too. Natalia did an incredible job creating comical coloring book-like graphics when it related to the story. 
I really enjoy her Illustration skills. I also like how she intertwined Amy’s faith into the picture by having the Bible on the bed. 

Like in her other book Amy had a prayer at the end of the book. 

This would be a great book for a mother to read to her son or daughter at bedtime.
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This is a fun little story about a son keeping his mom busy and helping her out throughout the day to wear her out and get her ready for bed.  The role reversal was sweet and fun and the art was great. 

5 Stars!
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I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I spotted this book (and also the daddy-version) on Netgalley. I decided to first try out the Mommy book and delight delight, I was selected to read it. I guess I will soon have to get the daddy-version as I am curious what differences there are. 

This book is about a little boy and all he does for his mommy. It is not just about letting her sleep (though he does allow her to do that at two points which had me go awww), but also about helping her out through the day. By dressing yourself, making sure that mommy forgets nothing during grocery hunting, helping with food, and other things. It was just so cute and adorable and I really liked this little guy that he does all this for his, clearly tired looking, mommy. It made me very happy. 

I hadn't expected it, but it was a good and happy surprise, this book is about God and religion. I am Christian myself, though I mostly stay away from books about religion as at times it gets a bit too much. HOWEVER, this book was just perfection and it gave me a big smile seeing the faith so big in this beautiful home. 

At the end there is even a bed-time prayer which made me smile even more. 

I am also a fan of the art, it was really colourful and sweet.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. 

This book was listed as children's fiction and christian. The story and illustrations are super cute and fun. There is mention of God and prayers (as expected), and there is even a little night time prayer for Mothers.  One thing that really bothered me about this book is that the things the mother does in her day is so stereotypical - cleaning, child minding, cooking, grocery shopping. It really bugs me that they couldn't have come up with a variety of moms and all the different things they do, or embraced the fact that there are so many moms who work outside the home.
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How To Get a Mommy to Sleep is a cute "How To" guide of sorts for a little one who just can't get their Mommy to sleep! The book explores different ways to "help" the Mommy and tire her out as the day goes on.

I read this with my 2 year old and we laughed together over it. The illustrations are lovely and I loved the inclusion of the baby sibling on some of the pages. The book ends warmly as the child cuddles with his Mommy and there is a prayer to share as well. I am religious, so this aspect was a nice moment to share with my son. We will absolutely incorporate this book into our bedtime routine again.

**Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the ARC of this title in exchange for a thoughtful review.**
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This is a sweet story of role reversal, told from the child's point of view.  It is about how to get a parent to sleep at night.  The book follows what the child and their mom do all day long, from getting up, to chores, to play, to that bedtime story.  The illustrations are playful, as when the child helps to clean the toilet bowl with overflowing suds.. Little ones will enjoy this title and it can make for a nice bedtime story. 

This title is published by a Christian press.  There is some brief mention of God and the book ends with a bedtime prayer for mom and child.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title.  All opinions are my own.
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The illustrations are great, the story is just a story. It's full of very traditional roles for "Mommy" (she's obviously a stay at home mom) and there's zero mention of a Daddy anywhere in the book. It's sweet that the child wants to help his mom, and he definitely suggests some useful things to do, but there's nothing especially cute or ground-breaking or terribly unique to set this book apart from lots of other books about taking care of mom. It's cute, but nothing noteworthy.

For what it's worth, be aware that this book makes both subtle (in one illustration there's a Bible verse written out in a picture on the wall) and overt references to God (child and Mommy pray together at bedtime and the last page of the book is literally a written out "Prayer for Mommy").  [I'm a Children's Librarian at a public library so this is an issue I notice.]

Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher through in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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