Change the World Before Bedtime has a simple, upbeat premise about being stewards of the earth and of each other. As an activity book, there is no plot per se, but a series of suggestions for how to make others happy (the elderly, the less fortunate) and how to be environmentally healthy (recycle, buy locally). I think pre-readers will love its intricate simplicity, and certainly its quirky illustrations.
The book was written by Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good. Since no illustrator is listed I’m assuming they collaborated on the artwork as well. Change the World Before Bedtime is 32 pages and was published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. in July of this year. For another fun instructional book for pre-readers, check out Coleen Paratore’s 26 Big Things Small Hands Can Do from Free Spirit Publishing.