Tuesday, January 7, 2014

KID Book Review: Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics

Brady Needs a Nightlight

Brady Needs a Nightlight by Brian Barlics

Normally I don't read children books... but of course after my son is born, I have to start! He seems to be interested in books so far - at least he thinks they are yummy since he keeps chewing on them! Though lately he likes flipping the books by himself, even if I am not around. And I note that he even knows to turn the book right side up all by himself!

When TLC Tour asked if I want to review this book, I agreed as I don't know anything about children books. As a child, I read mostly children books in Chinese, so apart from a few famous ones in English (some of the translated into Chinese), I just don't even know where to start. (And nope, I didn't read any Dr Seuss until the last 1.5 years!)

This is a very cute book - I mean, Brady is a bat, but he is not at all spooky or scary! The illustrations were nicely done by Gregory Burgess Jones, and I like the verse (I like verses that rhyme! So much more fun to read out loud). Plus I like fireflies - seem how cute that one on the cover is?

I think when my son gets older, especially when/if he starts getting scared in the dark, this would be a fun and useful book to read together! Even if he have this fear, this is a still great bedtime story too.

Fun fact - the author is also a Pediatrician!

Don't forget to check out the other tours!

Brian Barlics’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 6th:  Savvy Verse and Wit
Tuesday, January 7th:  Allison’s Book Bag
Tuesday, January 7th:  Mental Foodie
Wednesday, January 8th:  Book Dilettante
Thursday, January 9th:  Cherry Blossoms
Friday, January 10th:  Not in Jersey
Monday, January 13th:  Read Lately
Tuesday, January 14th:  Sweet Southern Home
Wednesday, January 15th:  Simply Stacie
Thursday, January 16th:  Melissa Northway
Friday, January 17th:  Cheryl’s Book Nook
Monday, January 20th:  Babblin’ Brooke
Tuesday, January 21st:  Musings by Maureen
Wednesday, January 22nd:  Quirky Bookworm
Thursday, January 23rd:  Red Headed Book Child
Monday, January 27th:  Patricia’s Wisdom

Note - Received a free copy from TLC Tour in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. Thank you for this feature of my book! I really appreciate your comments. Check out for more information about this and the other 'Fundamentales'. Book 2 is available for pre-order at