When it’s time to wind down for the day, parents know that how important that bedtime routine is  each night—after all, you don’t want your kiddo waking up on the wrong side of the bed the next morning.

With HarperCollins Publishers’ newest children’s picture book, Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime!, tucking in the tykes is about to get a whole lot sillier when the book drops on May 8. This anything-but-bedtime story will inspire plenty of giggles for both you and your kids as you read about two hilarious friends who are totally not trying to get your kids to sleep at all. Here’s why Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! will become the star of your nightly routine:

  • With clever meta-storytelling by debut children’s author Cate Berry, Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! Is one seriously funny bedtime book with plenty of “read it just one more time, puh-lease” value.
  • Charles Santoso’s illustrations practically leap off the page with energy and personality, with grown-ups and kids in mind to make Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! both sophisticated and accessible.
  • Penguin and Tiny Shrimp have a very important message for anyone who opens up their book: they absolutely DO NOT have a bedtime story to share with you. There are no soft beds or cozy covers here. There are fireworks! And shark-infested waters!

If you can’t wait until May 8 to meet Penguin and Tiny Shrimp on the page, watch this charming read-aloud video of Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! with the book’s author.

Go ahead and let loose the bedtime belly laughs.

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