Night Night, Groot (Brendan Deneen)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Night Night, Groot, written by Brendan Deneen and illustrated by Cale Atkinson, a wildly fun Marvel-themed bedtime book starring everyone’s favorite flora colossus, Baby Groot.

It’s bedtime on the Milano, and Baby Groot is being tucked in with a story. After all, he’s had a very busy day: fighting bad guys, spending time with his superhero friends, and generally saving the galaxy from evildoers. But his best friend Rocket isn’t having it – he insists that this is no time for sleeping, there’s more feats of derring-do to be had. More ships to crash, more mix tapes to listen to, and more Hulks to meet (and just how many Hulks are there, anyway?). But after all that excitement, even Rocket must admit that little trees should get their rest, and helps tuck Groot in with the promise of sweet dreams… and more adventure tomorrow!

We were so excited to receive this as a gift for JJ’s birthday, and I have to say, it absolutely lived up to expectations! Disney (plus Star Wars and Marvel by extension) are getting very clever and unique with their picture book tie-ins, and this was one of our favorites so far! It’s full of action-packed scenes of vanquishing villains and hanging with superheroes (favorites from both the movies and comic books make cameos, and adult Marvel fans will have just as much fun picking them out as their little ones). Cale Atkinson’s art is vibrant and fun, mixing comic-book style action with kidlit-style characters and layouts, creating some exciting illustrations with hilarious details. The length is perfect, and JJ loved it. A fantastic read for Marvel fans big and small, and Baby Bookworm approved!

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