Sleepover at the Museum by Karen LeFrak and illustrated by David Bucs
Review by Lauren
source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own
Official Summary (add on Goodreads): 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!
Review: Thanks to the publisher for letting me be part of the book tour for Sleepover at the Museum. This is a really cute picture book for slightly older readers. There is plenty to read for those that can, but it could make a fun read-aloud too. Basically, Mason goes to the Museum of Natural History for his birthday with his two best friends, Will and Zoe. They are led on a scavenger hunt, using clues to find the answers. Once they are finished, Mason gets to pick where he wants him and his friends to spend the night.Have you ever wanted to sleep over at a museum? Check out the new picture book, Sleepover at the Museum #ontheblog! Click To Tweet
This is such a cute little book! I slept over at a museum when I was younger and it was really fun, so I do recommend looking into museums, aquariums, and zoos that allow sleepovers. There is even a list of some options at the end of the book.
I really liked the bright illustrations – it’s sure to make you want to visit your own local museum after seeing Mason and his friends explore theirs. I thought the clues were really fun, and they weren’t all easy, so you definitely learn a lot too. One thing I thought was cool is that the end papers are a map of the museum, so be sure to point that out to the little ones if you read the book.
Have you ever slept over in a museum (or zoo, aquarium, etc.) or has your kid?
If you could stay at any museum overnight, which one would you choose and why?
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