Dogs on the Bedby Elizabeth Bluemle, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
What's a family to do when the bed is overrun by dogs? Move over, of course! In this rollicking, rhyming romp, Mom, Dad, and the kids settle in for a peaceful story before sleep — but their/b>
These dogs, these dogs! They'll take over your space — but can't be beat for warmth — as celebrated in this spirited story with humorous illustrations.
What's a family to do when the bed is overrun by dogs? Move over, of course! In this rollicking, rhyming romp, Mom, Dad, and the kids settle in for a peaceful story before sleep — but their canine companions have other plans. Dog owners will recognize the familiar shenanigans pets engage in at bedtime: stretching out sideways, barking at outside noises no one else can hear, whining to be let out (and in again) all night long. But demands aside, adored dogs are still the coziest comforters around.
Even readers who don't share their bed with a half dozen dogs will love this charming story about a family and their unusual sleeping arrangements. As bedtime begins (appropriately after storytime) everyone-Mom, Dad, two kids, and six dogs-falls asleep in the same big bed. Throughout the night, the pets do what they do best: sleep sideways, bark at things no one else can hear, and whine to go out, and then in (and then out, and then in, etc.). In the end, they are rearranged into more manageable groupings, and finally canines and people alike get some much-needed sleep. The exuberant, rhyming text delights the ear as the hilarious illustrations engage the eye in this kid- and dog-friendly tale. Fun for sharing with a group or one-on-one.-Piper Nyman, Brookmeade Elementary School, Nashville, TN
- Candlewick Press
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- 8.90(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Bluemle, author of MY FATHER THE DOG, illustrated by Randy Cecil, lives and works in Vermont, where she co-owns the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne.
Anne Wilsdorf was born in Angola. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she teaches illustration.
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