Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dean Hacohen: Tuck Me In! Children's Book Review and Giveaway!!


Bedtime can be a hard time, especially with a baby!  Getting our 4 children tucked into bed is probably one of the most stressful and hectic times in my day. Routine is a must and what kid doesn't like to hear a bedtime story before getting tucked in?! To help with that, Dean Hacohen has written a new book, Tuck Me In!

About the Book:


"It's time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?" Hacohen and Scharschmidt's first children's book, tailor-made for bedtime, is clever in its simplicity and execution, allowing tuckees to become the tuckers in this beloved nightly ritual. Readers lift blanket-shaped flaps over a baby zebra, moose, hedgehog, and others who are ready to turn in, as each animal is bid good night. In the end, kids can join the animals, as the book concludes, "Does anyone else need to be tucked in? Do you? Good night, you!" Ages 18 mos.–4 yrs. (Sept.)

What We Thought:

What a cute book! This one is sure to become one of our bedtime favorites!  Our 7 year old daughter loves reading this book to her 2 little brothers at bedtime!  It's fun watching their faces an anticipation of which animals comes next! They have read it enough in just a couple of days that they already have it memorized!! 2 Thumbs up from the Crazy House kids!!!




GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader is going to win their own hardcover copy of Tuck Me In!

1 easy way to enter:
Open to U.S. Residents only


Leave a comment here on something you and your little one do to get ready for bed!

Thanks for entering and good luck!
Giveaway will end 10/7 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via random.org




*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion. Thanks to the Author and Candlewick for the complimentary review and giveaway copies of this book*




52 comments:

3 Giggly Monsters said...

We always rub behind their ears with lavander lotion, read and then get tucked in.
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jill said...

bedtime routine begins after supper with a bath. mommy gets jammies on and daddy gets milk ready. a little wind down by rocking with mommy and when it's 'time', daddy puts our little guy to bed. we all have our jobs at bedtime and it usually goes rather smoothly.
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My Little Anchors said...

We always have bath, dressed, bruth teeth, read books, cuddle, and turn on music. :)

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Karen said...

Read a good story book! (:

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Shiela said...

We sit on the couch together and read a few books

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Amy Messick (amessick@bvunet.net) said...

dinner, bath/play, read, pick out clothes for the next day, brush teeth then bed :-)

Weatherbee ;) said...

My kids are still little, and I stay home with them all day, so since they don't have a time they HAVE to get up the next day, we usually let them stay up pretty late with us. It seems out the norm to let them stay up so late, but my husband really likes that he get's to spend so much time with them in the evenings. So we stay up late playing or watching movies...put on jammies, brush those little teeth, and snuggle up and read in bed. It's probably my favorite part of the whole day. They're little dolls! I just love those little guys! :)

Allen Family said...

That would make bed time so smooth. We always read before bed time and that would be prefect.

Meghan said...

After bath & brushing the teeth, we lay on mommy's bed & I red him anywhere from 1 - 3 books a night. Lately it's been his child's Bible. He looks so forward to it!

mommy2luke2008 said...

My son takes a bath, then we read a book, sometimes we watch blues clues, then bed :)
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Lanie said...

We visit about the day, read and pray. Looks like a cute book!

Jessica said...

We change the diaper, read a story, then nurse.
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jakiesmom said...

he gets to choose 2 books for us to read
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Grandma Bonnie said...

We sing some kids songs then read until they drift off to sleep.
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Amato family said...

My kids love to wind down with a bath and books.
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Diaper Dad said...

We make up lyrics for the Lullaby song usually having to do with eating sleeping and pooping. It's what she does best!

calmmas said...

My grandson takes a bath then relaxes by working on a puzzle with me before bedtime! It's become a routine that we both enjoy!

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Inspired Kathy said...

We read books of course!
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Addison K.A.T. said...

we have our bedtime routine which includes bath, reading and prayers
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Jessica said...

we usually play a little yo gabba gabba for him, we have a tickle fest, change into jammies, read a book or two & family bedtime prayers.

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bukaeyes said...

We take a bath before bed. It helps to wind down.
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Sarah De La Cruz said...

After we are all ready for bed we always read a book. I read one to her and then let her 'read' one to me. Sometimes I still sing her a little lullaby. She still enjoys it!

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Kim said...

We say prayers together and then each kid gets a little one on one time with mom or dad (we switch off every night). We use those few minutes to talk about their day or just snuggle a little :)
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one frugal lady said...

We snuggle up as a family every night and read books in my bed!
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melissajackson07 said...

To get ready for bed, we ALWAYS take a bath with Fizzy Elmo Tub Colors. We go over the Alphabet and Numbers. After that, he picks out his pajamas!

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Crazy Cat Lady said...

I am entering to hopefully win this wonderful book for my cousin's 3-yr old son who is currently fighting lymphoma and preparing to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

My own 2 daughters are teenagers now, but when they were little, we said prayersevery night, including "God bless"es for EVERYONE they knew (this coult take quite a while some nights!), and then my husband and I each sang them lullabies our grandmothers sang to us when we were little. My husband's lullaby was in Polish and my lullaby was in Gaelic. The girls still remember those songs, of all the childhood songs they learned, word for word, and I hope they will sing them to their own children someday!

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alissa4illustration said...

We do Tour de Clocks. We walk Isaak around the house, go to the clocks in the house to tell him what time it is. We used to do the same with Mica. Now Mica gets story time.

Sarah Hull said...

To get my son ready for bed, we give him a bath, get him into his pj's, read him a story, say our bedtime prayers, I rock him and sing to him a little, then we tuck him into his sleep sack and kiss him goodnight. :)

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Mrs.Smitty said...

We give our daughter a 15 warning before bedtime, so she can finish whatever she feels she needs to do before bed. Then we each read her a book, do hugs and kisses, turn her nighttime CD on and tuck her in, complete with her 'blank' and the stuffed animals of choice for the night.
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Amber said...

Our bedtime routine is sometimes a bath, then teeth brushed and pajamas. Then we get in bed and read two books that she picks, and sometimes we sing one song. Then she gets tucked in and hugs and kisses, she gets her flashlight in her bed and that's it!

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Shannon said...

Our baby is 9 weeks old, so we don't have a real set routine yet, but generally I feed her and then daddy wraps her in a tight swaddle. Usually she is tired enough to go to sleep. :)

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brandon and jakell said...

We read as a family everynight, showers, pjs hugs and tuck them in, then they read on their own for 20 monites. lights out more hugs & kisses and off to dream land. :)
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Colleen M said...

Our bedtime routine starts with bath time then cuddling in the rocking chair and having storytime. Then (hopefully) sleep!

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alissa4illustration said...

1. Boon Button up early.

alissa4illustration said...

2. Boon Button up early.

hendy said...

We get ready for bed by brushing out teeth while listening to our Mozart CD and then lay down and read a book.
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Miriam said...

We say goodnight to everything we see.
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mframe said...

I always sing "You are my sunshine" to my daughter.
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Misty said...

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Mine isn't here yet, but putting my niece in my lap with a blankie and chocolate milk gets her to sleep asap :D

Heather said...

Our routine is: I let my daughter nurse in bed while I snuggle her and caress her little head and back and I help her rub her blankie on her face and we listen to our sound machine and if she has trouble falling asleep right away, which is rare, we watch the animals on the moving projection screen on the ceiling, that the sound machine makes.
I will sometimes read to her, but she is an infant, so reading to her will be more consistent in a few more months.

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Ashley said...

We have a pretty regular routine at night, which little ones thrive on. We always read a book right before I go to tuck in my son. He loves it!
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hendy said...

Voted for you today 10/02
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Miriam said...

I voted for you,
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Antonia said...

we read a chapter of a chapter book together after bath time every night.
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JenniferSmith1997 said...

Bath, lotion rub down, and then a bottle is our nightly bed time routine!

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Jen and Andy said...

Pretty much the usual bedtime routine - bath, potty, lotion, diaper, pj's, brush teeth, read books, nurse, bed.

msilba said...

We read before lights go out every night

jewelknits said...

Well, he's not so little any longer! (He's 10). But we've always followed the same routine: bath, brush, snuggle and read!

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Heather Y said...

me & my little one get in the bed, we play for about 30 minutes & then he falls asleep! :) i'm sure it'll change as he gets older.

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Louis H said...

we are trying to calm all down after a dinner and have a bath and bedtime routine, includes a goodnight story pick by my daughters

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Mirm said...

I voted for you.
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Tara said...

Change into jammies and read a book!

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