Review: Snoozefest (2015)


Snoozefest by Samantha Berger

Imagine a place you might go to listen to all the best bands, visit great vendors, and meet people with the same interests as you.  Now imagine that place was a cross between a music festival and a sleep away camp… for sloths.  You would be at Snoozefest.  “This is the place where the best sleepers go to snore their way through this naptacular show.”

Snuggleford Cuddlebun is the sleepiest sloth in Snoozeville and she only interrupts her napping to head to the great NuzzleDome where all the best sleepers in Snoozeville gather.  At Snoozeville, there are pj parades, stands for buying posters and t-shirts, bands with names like The Nocturnal Nesters and the Tranquility Trio performing, and, of course, milk and honey to go!

Written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Kristyna Litten, this book is on the Goodreads list of most anticipated picture books of 2015.  This is definitely a clever, fun idea for a children’s book.  The pictures are cute, and there is a lot happening on each page, maybe a little too much on some pages.  One of my absolute favorite things in the world is a rhyming picture book and I did love that this book rhymed.  But, some of the rhyming was forced.  I will tuck this book away in my mind with other cute rhyming stories that are perfect for bedtime, such as Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows and If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul.  -Marika