"Have you ever been there where the Tickle Tree grows, and laughed as it jiggles its twigs on your toes?"
If not, then you have never read "The Tickle Tree" by Chae Strathie. When I read this book I felt like I had just found the modern day Dr. Suess. One with color saturated modern-art feeling illustrations by Poly Bernatene to match a media rich 21st century world.
But the rhyming, the nonsense words, the imagination, and the fun draw-you-in feeling of the book felt very Suessical.
Looking for a new nigthly favorite? This is definitely in my list of best bedtime books for kids.
- Don't hesitate to take the volume up and down as you express fun, mystery, and curiousity as you go through the book.
- When you first read the story encourage your child to guess how they could get to all the places in the book.
- Create special bedtime fun by reading with a flashlight rather than the usual room light.
- Do you remember any of your dreams?
- What was the funniest dream you ever had?
- What would you like to dream about?
- Draw a picture of your own dreamland.
- Make up a song about going to bed.
- Create a night time display above the bed by cutting out stars, moons, or even your own imaginary objects from colored paper, taping to a piece of yarn, and taping to the ceiling. Make the yarn all different lengths to help give it depth.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book