Why I liked Sweet Dreams Dorothy:
- It’s Sesame Street and Elmo- My 2 year old is a big fan of Elmo so almost automatically everything Elmo is a big hit for him.
- There are 10 pages of colorful vivid illustrations that ask your readers questions about themselves and what is on the page.
- There are 5 musical lullabies you can sing a long with. You activate the music by pressing the appropriate button on the musical fish tank.
- The fish tank lights up when playing music.
- The musical tank has a stop button. So you can stop a song in it’s tracks at any point.
- I like that the musical box is in the center of the page. Similiar books usually have the musical button strip down the side of the page and I find that those books are not able to withstand the wear and tear of a toddler.
Why I didn’t like Sweet Dreams Dorothy:
- There are only 5 songs. Each song is about 1 verse long.
- I found the tunes to most of the songs, unfamiliar, and the music seemed to be slightly off key. So singing along was a bit difficult. It took a few times of hearing it before I could get the timing down right. Even then something didn’t quite sound right when I would sing along with the music. (Ok, maybe it’s my voice, who knows, but I’ve never had that problem before with similar books.)
- The price of $14.99. We received this book as a gift. But considering I found the music off key and the limited number of pages in the book, I do not consider it a value at $14.99.
This content, authored by Jennifer Auer, was originally written for Professor of Play, July 2010.