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What If Bedtime Didn't Exist?

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This book was wordier than my toddler preferred to get her to sit through it often or more than once. But we all adored the illustrations and the imaginations of the kids in the book.

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I really enjoyed this book. It was different than anything else I've read recently. I couldn't put it down! I will keep an eye out for this author's future work!

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I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are my own

Cute book that encourages imaginative play. I enjoy the bright colors and the fun conversations it will encourage.

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Loved this book, and so did my kids! The illustrations were lovely, and it was a beautiful work of imagination! I'll definitely add this one to our collection- a great read for curious little minds!

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A very fun [and fantastically illustrated] book about uninhibited play and using and stretching one's imagination and thought-process every single day, and how that can be [and bring] so much fun and also bring so much joy!

Little ones will have so much fun with this colorful book, looking for all the things within the background and imagining themselves within the story.

Just fantastic!!

Thank you to NetGalley, Francine Cunningham, Matthias Ball - Illustrator, and Annick Press Ltd for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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super cute kids book- the illustrations are GORGEOUS. great vocabulary and very adventurous, creates a sense of wanderlust. Really enjoyed it!

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I liked the illustrations more than the story in this book. I thought it would be a book about avoiding bedtime, but it was more about all of the different questions that children ask.

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This book looked really cute so I wanted to grab it for my daughter. I had no idea how magical it was going to be. The illustrations are gorgeous and make you believe in the make believe. Her favourite part is the space cats lol. She even told me to take a picture and send it to her grandma because she would like it. We loved it. We would recommend this to everyone.
Thanks you so much to Netgalley and Annick Press for the complimentary copy.

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What If Bedtime Didn’t Exist was such a cute and colorful story of what if adventures! There were so many things for my kids to find in the illustrations throughout the pages. My son was asking for bedtime not to exist by the end of the book and creating his own what if scenarios. This was a fun family read that helped stir the imagination of my kids. Would recommend this book to others with littles! Thank you to NetGalley for the e-ARC read.

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What if Bedtime Didn’t Exist? is a sweet children’s book about the magic found in imagination. The art is lovely and colorful, and the story is easy to follow. I think kids, and those who might have to read this book multiple times for those kids, will enjoy finding new parts of each image to enjoy.

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This book is STUNNING from start to finish!

I love a story about imagination that gives kids a jumping off point to let their imaginations run free and this one did that perfectly, using normal day to day activities as a jumping off point for fun creative thought experiments. This would be a perfect book to read aloud without the pictures and let kids imagine their own scenarios for the text because the writing is so picturesque and dynamic.

But on the other hand, these illustrations are not ones you would want to miss - the art is absolutely gorgeous! It conveys that idea of possibility that matches with the idea of the story so well and is so visually interesting without being overwhelming. There are spreads that could honestly just be art prints, they are that beautiful.

I will absolutely be recommending this to everyone - I think it would be the perfect addition to any older picture book reader’s library!

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This book’s premise is sweet and refreshing. As someone who reads tons of children’s books I found this helpful in teaching my child about what imagination is.
The concept of pretend is a difficult one for a child who is still learning what the real world is. This books writing along with illustration evokes that world of pretend in an abstract and fun way!

I loved the exploration of different scenarios that all started with “what if?” Because what exciting words those can be! I think this book is great for 3+ but I read to my 2 year old. I see it as a book that can grow with him. :)
The art was exciting while not being overly busy which I appreciate as a mom!

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I loved this book, it's art style and message was adorable and so sweet - and reading it myself - then reading it to my niece made it an INSTANT hit. The illuminate and cute artwork really drives home a child's imagination, vivid and pure and adorable. I really loved it, and I'd say this is a perfect book for classrooms AND parents!

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My family and I LOVED this cute book! This book dives into a child’s imagination and my kiddos absolutely adored this book. They loved the illustrations too! This is a book they haven’t stopped talking about, they can’t wait to get their hands on a physical copy!

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Love, love this book! Such a wonderful dive into imagination that children will truly enjoy. It would lend itself to some creative discussion and writing in the classroom! The illustrations are so bright and beautiful, truly bringing the words of the book to life!

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This book perfectly captures the feelings of childhood wonder and their limitless imaginations. The illustrations are so vibrant and perfectly accompany the story's vibe. Excited to use this in a story time!

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This was a fun book for our whole family! We enjoyed thinking about all of the things we do with extra time in our day!

Definitely a conversation started and the illustrations were amazing!

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I received an electronic ARC from Annick Press Ltd through NetGalley.
What if our imaginations were fully engaged and we dreamed of so many amazing places and actions. Cunningham takes readers through an entire day of "what if's" with these two children. The artwork is vibrant and full of amazing details. Each adventure is set up with a "what if" question and readers come along to see and feel everything they do. A lovely family read aloud for younger kids.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Annick Press for this ARC in exchange for an honest review

In this picture book, Francine Cunningham attempts to create an enchanting world of imagination from the point of view of two siblings. The simple phrase "What if..." sets a magical tone, unlocking a cascade of fantastical possibilities. The book is also culturally relevant by having an Urban Indigenous family, at the core of the story, adding a layer of cultural richness to the narrative.

Mathias Ball's vibrant illustrations bring imaginative scenarios to life with a burst of color and energy and create an overall sense of wonder and playfulness.

The narrative in itself is a bit difficult to follow as such even though the scenarios are delightful. So it might not be everyone's cup of tea. It is more easily accessible when divided into different settings since reading it could be a bit tedious for some readers. As such it isn't necessarily an easy bedtime read because a lot is going on, on every single page, but it can be used to spark imagination and encourage kids' creativity in creating fun scenarios.

All in all a cute book even though the writing can be hard to follow.

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This book is a conversation starter for families and their child! Thinking of all the things we could do or try with more time and no limits except our imagination. There isn't exactly a plot to the story, but the illustrations are lovely, bright, inclusive, and will likely be appealing to young readers. I especially loved seeing what might be grandparents in the background in addition to two caregivers, treated with positivity and love.

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