The post-modern turn of the book about a book experience is not something new. Hallensleben's control of composition captured the expansive material feeling of a picture book. His renditions of page turns, crossing the gutter, and having your body immersed in the world of the book all felt fresh and were my favorite parts of the book. Banks' words added to this experience giving a little of the boy and his mom, and a little of the book with each set of words.
But. Yet another book about bedtime? Do kids in the picturebook world ever read at any other time? I'd love to see a book about a mother who wakes her child up in the morning to a book--books for breakfast [Hi, Lu]!