Book Review Of “Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime” By Cate Berry @cberrywriter @BalzerandBray @TLCbooktours @


Thank you TLC Book Tours for inviting me to read and review this book. My boys and I loved it so much! So proud of my book loving twins!

MY REVIEW- This book is very cute, my boys loved it, we read it four times in a row that first night. They fight me on bedtime every night, and of course mommy always wins! haha! My boys thought Penguin and Tiny Shrimp were very funny, and loved that they tried to stay awake in all sorts of silly ways. But in the end, everyone needs a bedtime, after all it’s how you become super strong. 




About Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime!

• Hardcover: 32 pages
• Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins (May 8, 2018)

Penguin and Tiny Shrimp 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!!

This book will never make you sleepy. Not at all. Not even a little. . .


“Debut Berry revs up her romp… the digital art from Santoso (Peanut Butter & Aliens) energizes Berry’s tactically understated text, often wryly turning it on its head. A buoyantly subversive
anti-bedtime tale.” —Publisher’s Weekly Featured Review

“The story is a smartly comedic entry in the genre of the anti-bedtime story, and the exclamatory dialogue-only text adds energy and humor. This will be a joyous bedtime read.” —Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books

“A definite do for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A beguiling pair…much yawning will ensue…and that’s a good thing.” —Booklist

—A Junior Library Guild Selection, Spring ‘18

Purchase Links

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About Cate Berry

Cate Berry is the author of Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime! (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins). It was pinned a Junior Library Guild selection and Publisher’s Weekly called it, “A buoyantly subversive anti-bedtime book.” She has forthcoming publications TBA and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cate is a faculty member of the Writing Barn and also an active member in the SCBWI and Writers’ League of Texas. She speaks at schools, libraries and conferences year round. Visit her at to learn more. You can follow her on Twitter, @cberrywriter. You can also follow illustrator Charles Santoso: @minitreehouse and the publisher, @balzer+bray and @harperchildrens.

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