The Cot in the Living Room by author Hilda Eunice Burgos and illustrator Gaby D’Alessandro

Reading Age: 4 – 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Kokila

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

This is a touching story about a family that babysits children whose parents work at night. The children sleep on a cot in the living room. The young daughter in this story is envious of the special treatment that the babysat children receive until one night when the cot is empty. The young daughter gets to experience life alone on the cot. This story show’s the young daughter’s emotional growth. Illustrations match the sentiment of the text. A must read picture book.

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