Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
So, how was your weekend? Did you enjoy some cooler days and even cooler nights? Perhaps sneak in a great read or two along the way? GREAT! So glad to hear it...and if not, sorry...I feel you, but hopefully today's post will set the tone a little better for your week, reading wise anyway.
Today, we're joining a Pump Up Your Book tour already in progress starring a Children's Storybook that's a perfect addition to your bedtime reads...well, sorta. It SOUNDS scary at first, but if you hold on to the imagination and creature fun throughout the story, you'll see things aren't really what they at first seemed. Ready, Freddy? Ready, those-who-are-not Freddy? Here comes today's blog tour guest and book of choice...
Saturn's Moon Press
I can’t go to sleep. There’s a Bumbie under my bed. He only comes out at night, after Mom turns out the light.
He nibbles on my toes and he tickles my nose. He hops back and forth, side to side, up and down across my bed to keep me up way past my bedtime.
What is a Bumbie? Mom wants to know when she brings me a cup of water before bed.
It’s a bunny rabbit zombie that moans and groans, laughs and plays, and hops all night because he never goes to sleep!
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Curious title, right? The 'rents guessed correctly though when I was puzzling over what a "Bumbie" might be exactly. (~whispers~ ...it's a zombie bunny!)
Right from the start you can't help but be captured by the title and cover imagery, or at the very least your own curiosity, and throughout the child's journey to sleepyland, it only continues to pull you in. With characters ranging from the aforementioned Bumbie (who wears a slightly crazed grin upon his face *-*) to a banjo playing Were-bunny, Count Hop-ula or Bunny-stein, there's definitely representation for all the paranormal creatures we grow to love as adults, just in a slightly more kid-friendly variety.
The illustrations serve to really jazz things up because READING about these crazy critters is one thing, but the pics take it to another level. Instead of kiddos just imaging these potential furry footed monsters, they're shown that yes, they aren't your average bunnies, but they aren't as scary as their names might imply. I mean who can really run from a pillow nibbling bunny-pire? Or a Franky-bunny who just wants to hug? It allows wee ones to partake in the paranormal craze at a younger age, but without the nightmares that could follow, and as our leading little man eventually falls asleep, so....*yawn*...will readers follow their own dreams towards another day.
About the Author
Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com. Bethany’s first children’s book, Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti, was published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her second children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, was published by Saturn’s Moon Press, also in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.
Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.
Special thanks to Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book for the copy for review. For more information on this title, the tour, the author, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Saturn's Moon Press, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!