Book Review | The Prince’s Bedtime

This is one of those children’s books that every parent will be able to relate to at one time or another and I found myself grinning knowingly throughout the story. When the young prince does not want to go to sleep at night the palace takes action to find a way to help him fall asleep. Ideas abound from throughout the kingdom including jugglers, magicians, dancers and more. When none of these ideas work….a charming old woman promises that she has the “secret” to finally get the prince to fall asleep. What is that secret…………..?

The Prince’s Bedtime is a delightful story that is perfect for bedtime and my children really enjoyed this tale. Written by Joanne Oppenheim, the rhymes really captured the interest of all three of my children and the story was funny with a great message that was not missed on my children. In fact, they wanted to scold the young prince for not listening to his parents when it was bedtime and it made me giggle because my little angels are not the first to volunteer to go to bed themselves. The illustrations by Miriam Latimer are whimsical and colorful and give a wonderful quirkiness to the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although my children and I are consistently impressed with each new story that we read from Barefoot Books….this is one of our favorites so far. It is perfect for younger children ages 3-7. Barefoot Books is currently having a fantastic sale so now is the time to stock up on this and many of the other Barefoot Books we have featured recently. The Prince’s Bedtime may be purchased for only $12.99 hardcover (regularly $16.99) or paperback with story CD for only $9.99.

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*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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