The Night Baafore the First Day of School is an adorable children’s picture book. I love the title. The play on words really sets the tone for this amusing, action-packed story.
Young Bo is really excited about his first day of school, so after going over his list of things he packed in his backpack, he sets his alarm and goes to bed. The only problem is, he can’t sleep! He decides to count sheep, but they aren’t cooperating. Ten mischievous sheep have plans of their own, and total mayhem ensues. Bo worries he won’t be rested for school in the morning, so he cleans their messes and attempts to make the sheep behave.
This rhyming story carries a fun cadence, and the colorful full-page illustrations are detailed, charming, and hilarious. These disobliging sheep do everything except what Bo wants them to do. They draw on his walls, bite the tips off his crayons, squirt out his glue, have pillow fights, and more. The hijinks are comical and it’s easy to connect with Bo and feel his frustration.
This is an entertaining story with great visuals and a fun resolution. This one goes on my 2021 Favorites list!
Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.