“Family fun takes center stage in this energy-inducing bedtime book”
Opening on a Friday-night scene that feels comfortingly familiar and exciting (“School is out. Dinner was pizza.”) with backpacks, socks and pizza boxes laying a trail to the main event, readers soon get a hint of the colorful arena followed by the main event—Wrestlefest. In a playful manner, the event opens on Daddoo taking on The Tag Team Twins. Soon Mama-Rama joins in the ruckus after arriving home from what looks like a day at the office, but it’s not over until the needs of Big Bald Baby take precedence, at which point a more mellow routine of pjs, brushing and a bathroom visit culminates in a story and tucking in. By now the “wrestlefest has officially become a nestlefest.” In a book that feels like an utter celebration of a loving (and fun-loving) family, this is a very unique bedtime book that matches the energy of bed-resisting children before they succumb. Chock full of puns, crazy fighter nicknames, and written in the style of wrestling commentary, this is a fun read aloud with boldly-colored and incredibly-expressive illustrations that have just a hint of comic book superhero style.
Hey kids! Are you ready to WRESTLE? Don’t miss Friday Night Wrestlefest, the new bedtime book inspired by WWE professional wrestling that will wear kids out before they go to bed. Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast? This charming and quirky family will teach you a new Bedtime Blitz everyone will enjoy.
It’s Friday night here at one family’s household. Does your family have any Friday night traditions of your own?
If you were going to give yourself a nick-name, what would you choose?
J. F. (Jenny) Fox has worked as a children’s book editor and freelance writer for two decades, and has adapted and ghostwritten more than seventy books for children, including chef Lidia Bastianich’s Nonna Tell Me a Story books. Jenny lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two sons.
Micah Player is the picture book author-illustrator of Chloe, Instead and the Lately Lily series, and the creator of the bestselling Around the World Puzzle and its follow-up, Around the World Matching Game. Born in Alaska, Micah now lives in Utah with his wife, Stephanie, and their two kids.
To my dudes with the best moves—Marcus, Henry, and Everett.
To Stephanie, Wesley, and Simon: Undefeated Champions Forever.