My son, like most 5 yr olds, loves superheroes. So when Capstone sent us a review copy of Bedtime for Batman I was excited to read it with him. I didn’t get the chance though. My 10 yr old daughter grabbed it out of my hand, jumped on the couch with my son and read it to him. They had a great time and my daughter remarked that it was definitely a good book to review on the site. Smart kid my daughter. That night when I put my son to bed I asked if he wanted me to read him Bedtime for Batman, he did, so we snuggled up and dove in.
There are a ton of children’s books out there about superheroes. Most are origin stories or 5-minute adventures, Bedtime for Batman is different. This book takes a little boy’s bedtime ritual and parallels it to a night in the life of The Batman. Sounds silly but it really works well. Each pair of pages has the boy on one side and Batman on the facing page, both doing something that prepares them for their night.
Pictures by Ethen Beavers
DC Comics & Capstone