A Recipe for Bedtime


A Recipe for Bedtime is a classic baby bedtime book with a perfect lullaby ending.

Baby, baby soft and sweet, almost good enough to eat!
It’s night-night time so come with me, and hear my bedtime recipe.

Shortlisted for the Baby Book Award in the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2015.

“A brilliant bedtime story about the bedtime routine! The perfect bedtime story…gentle and sweet.” — The Guardian.

“A beautiful book, warm and gentle and soothing, designed for reading at bedtime.” The Scotsman,Best Children’s Books for Christmas.

“An instant bedtime classic.” ReadItDaddy.

“From teatime and all the way to a last lullaby, Sarah Massini’s gorgeous and gentle artwork takes us on a baby’ journey to bed. With its soft colours and cuddly characters, it is perfect for the targeted audience, as well as conveying perfectly the calm atmosphere needed at bedtime. The charming artwork is teamed with Peter Bently’s wonderful succinct rhyming text, which is again perfect for the intended audience; it is short, dynamic and recalls daily occurrences that toddlers will recognise – bath, tea, storytime etc. It works perfectly as a read-aloud and offers a tender “soundtrack” to the bedtime routine, particularly as it concludes with a lullaby. A Recipe for Bedtime is perfect for bedtime reading.” LibraryMice.com

“With its tender, gently soporific rhyming text and pictures so beautifully in tune, I can imagine this becoming a bedtime favourite with many a toddler.” — Red Reading Hub

“The perfect bedtime story… gentle and sweet.” — GuardianWitness

“A treat of a bedtime book.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Bently’s gentle nod to the not always easy aspects of bedtime, while still appealing to a very young listener, makes this a standout among others of its ilk. The lulling rhythm of the rhyme scheme is so memorable that the words will likely be recited and woven into family routines.” — School Library Journal