Welcome to another edition of the Nonna’s Corner where I share books I’ve read with my grandchildren affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. Grab a cup of hot cocoa as we explore Sleepover at the Museum written by Karen LeFrak and illustrated by David Bucs.
by Karen LeFrak
Imagine spending your birthday at the museum! Join Mason and his friends on their scavenger hunt through all the exhibits that make any natural history museum so special. The perfect birthday gift for museum lovers and adventure-seekers alike!
Mason couldn't wait to celebrate his birthday with a sleepover at the museum of natural history--his favorite place to visit.
Armed with headlamps for the dark hallways, a map, and a list of clues, Mason and his two best friends take off on a scavenger hunt through each hall of the museum. But they aren't just trying to solve the clues. They're scouting for the best place to spend the night.
Sleeping next to a T. rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs felt too scary. And sleeping with the monarch butterflies would probably tickle. This decision isn't as easy as Mason thought it would be....
Wherever they end up, the museum at night is the best place for a birthday adventure!
Princess Sophia is the perfect age for Sleepover at the Museum and while Prince Clayton falls below the targeted age range even he got excited over the cover. Both children have a slight obsession with dinosaurs.
Mason and his two best friends are celebrating his birthday with a sleepover at the natural history museum. I will be the first to admit, I was a tad jealous. I’ve always wanted to sleep at the museum or library! Mr. Caffeinated and I love museums and made it a point to take our children to them often. We even mapped them out when taking vacations. So it was exciting sharing this story with the Royals who already get excited by the local children’s museum.
This was such a fun story. Mason and his friends have to go on a scavenger hunt. If they solve all the clues Mason can choose the hall they will sleep in. This offered an exciting way to explore the museum and learn. Princess Sophia who will be four this month loved hunting for clues, identify things she recognized in the photos and asked a gazillion questions about things the book revealed. I adore when this happens. Prince Clayton who is only two got excited over the images, particularly the dinosaurs and ocean life.
David Bucs did a stellar job with the illustrations and made the museum come to life at night.
We all agree this book is a keeper! Five golden stars from the Royals!
- Age Range: 3 – 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 2
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