Sweet Dreams Dorothy

Posted on: July 27th, 2010 by

Yesterday, my son 2 year old received this book, Sweet Dreams Dorothy for his 2nd birthday. He loved it. Here are my thoughts about the book.


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.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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