Dippy's Sleepover: A Reassuring Story for Kids Who Have a Bedwetting Problem

Dippy's Sleepover: A Reassuring Story for Kids Who Have a Bedwetting Problem

by Jane Clarke, Mary McQuillan
     
 


Dippy the young diplodocus has been invited to sleep over at his friend Spike's house. He can hardly wait because he and Spike the triceratops always have lots of fun when they get together. But there's one small problem. When Dippy goes to sleep each night, he wets his bed. How can he be dry on the night he spends at Spike's house? Dippy's problem is one that is… See more details below

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Dippy the young diplodocus has been invited to sleep over at his friend Spike's house. He can hardly wait because he and Spike the triceratops always have lots of fun when they get together. But there's one small problem. When Dippy goes to sleep each night, he wets his bed. How can he be dry on the night he spends at Spike's house? Dippy's problem is one that is shared by many younger children. As they read his story, they'll find both the reassurance and the encouragement they need as part of growing up. Friendly full-color illustrations on every page.

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"This is a reassuring story for children experiencing the problem [of bedwetting]. Short sentences. . . pair well with McQuillan's softly colored artwork. It's through the illustrations that the emotional aspects of Dippy's dreams are revealed. Pictures done with sweeping brushstrokes give his bedroom a homey look, and children will enjoy searching for a small Woodstock-like creature that's tucked into many of them."

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-On Tuesday, podlet Dippy's classmate Spike invites him to a sleepover. At first the young dinosaur is thrilled by the invitation; he and his pal can stay up late, eat "popfern," and watch a scary movie. His excitement wanes when he worries about wetting the bed. Mrs. Diplodocus tries to calm her son, explaining that she can phone Mrs. Triceratops and ask her to cover the mattress with rubber sheets. Dippy pleads with his mother not to call and tells her that he'll be dry by Friday. His grandpa, dad, and mom are supportive of his efforts, but Dippy fails to reach his goal of remaining dry through the night. Each night he is also awakened by an unsettling dream. Come Friday, he learns that Spike also wets the bed. This is a reassuring story for children experiencing the problem. Short sentences with frequent dialogue pair well with McQuillan's softly colored artwork. It's through the illustrations that the emotional aspects of Dippy's dreams are revealed. Pictures done with sweeping brushstrokes give his bedroom a homey look, and children will enjoy searching for a small, Woodstock-like creature that's tucked into many of them. Maribeth Boelts's Dry Days, Wet Nights (1994) and Jeanne Willis's Do Little Mermaids Wet Their Beds? (2001, both Albert Whitman) also deal with this topic.-Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764134258
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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