The Nuts Bedtime at the Nut house

Eric Litwin

Book - 2014

"Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed"--

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Published
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN
9780316322447
031632244X
Main Author
Eric Litwin (-)
Other Authors
Scott Magoon (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

They chant out their chorus: "We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts!" So hyper are Hazel and Wally Nut that Mama Nut has to tell them three times, in an increasingly BIG voice, that "all little Nuts need to go up to bed." Missing nary a chance for a pun or sight gag, Magoon casts the little round rollers as their own bowling balls, bouncing off a "trampraline" and dressing as "astroNuts," before, at last, dragging themselves to bed ("Aww, nuts!") and sharing a final loving chorus with Mama Nut. The rhythm of the exchange is easy enough to catch, but for musically impaired readers, Litwin (Pete the Cat series) offers a musical version sung by a children's choir, plus an original lullaby and an adaptation of the chestnut "If You're Happy and You Know It," online for free streaming or download. All in all, a tasty morsel, and most bed-bound children won't be allergic to repeat renditions. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Hazel and Wally Nut, anthropomorphic nuts who live in an impressive tree house with their parents, have no interest in bedtime. They prefer to stay up playing, dancing, howling at the moon, and singing "We're nuts! We're nuts! We're nuts," ignoring Mama Nut's increasingly stern request: "All little Nuts need to go to bed." Magoon's (Spoon) digital illustrations create a boisterous world for the Nut family to inhabit (their home features a ball pit and an observatory), and Mama's "coif" lends her a particularly authoritative presence as she gives her little nuts "the look." Pete the Cat author Litwin leans heavily on nut-related puns (while Wally and Hazel pretend to be astronauts, an off-stage voice announces, "Houston, we have a praline!" as Hazel plants a flag for the "Unutted States"), which give the book a fairly one-note brand of humor as it makes its way to a reassuring bedtime conclusion. Readers can listen to and/or download Litwin's bluesy spoken-sung performance of the book and two additional songs at www.TheNutFamily.com. Ages 3–6. Author's agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (July) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by PW Annex Reviews

Hazel and Wally Nut, anthropomorphic nuts who live in an impressive tree house with their parents, have no interest in bedtime. They prefer to stay up playing, dancing, howling at the moon, and singing "We're nuts! We're nuts! We're nuts," ignoring Mama Nut's increasingly stern request: "All little Nuts need to go to bed." Magoon's (Spoon) digital illustrations create a boisterous world for the Nut family to inhabit (their home features a ball pit and an observatory), and Mama's "coif" lends her a particularly authoritative presence as she gives her little nuts "the look." Pete the Cat author Litwin leans heavily on nut-related puns (while Wally and Hazel pretend to be astronauts, an off-stage voice announces, "Houston, we have a praline!" as Hazel plants a flag for the "Unutted States"), which give the book a fairly one-note brand of humor as it makes its way to a reassuring bedtime conclusion. Readers can listen to and/or download Litwin's bluesy spoken-sung performance of the book and two additional songs at www.TheNutFamily.com. Ages 3–6. Author's agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (July) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—In this fun, familiar story, it is bedtime, but the kids aren't ready to go down yet. Big Mama Nut tries to get little Hazel and Wally into bed, but they are too busy using their imaginations to be astronuts, playing and singing, "We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts." Finally, Mama gives them THE LOOK, and the little ones resolve to settle down. Needless to say, nutty puns abound, some of which may go over the heads of young readers but will surely amuse older kids. Magoon's bright, digital illustrations complement the text to a tee. Pair this perfect storytime read with Marcus Pfister's Bertie at Bedtime (NorthSouth, 2010). Children will ask for it again and again.—Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX [Page 87]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A new series by the creator of the best-selling Pete the Cat books introduces the riotous Nut family and the nutty antics that ensue when little Wally and Hazel Nut refuse to go to sleep and begin singing and howling at the moon instead. Illustrated by the award-winning artist of Ugly Fish. 100,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In an unforgettably catchy bedtime adventure, singer-songwriter Eric Litwin -- author of the first three mega-bestselling Pete the Cat books -- invites readers to chime in and join the nutty, pun-filled fun, with a downloadable song available!It's bedtime at the Nut House, but little Wally and Hazel Nut aren't ready to go to sleep. "We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts!" Why go to bed when you could be singing and howling at the moon? But Mama Nut insists... "All little Nuts need to go up to bed!" Who will win this bedtime tug-of-war? Readers can listen to and/or download Litwin's bluesy spoken-sung performance of the book and additional songs at www.TheNutFamily.com. Don't miss the other hilarious read-along, sing-along books about the Nut Family!Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot PantsThe Nuts Keep Rolling!