Maybe I'll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight: and Other Funny Bedtime Poems

Overview

Pete likes to sleep in pajamas.

Gwen slumbers best in a gown.

Shawn goes to bed with a shoe on his head

for sleepwalking while upside-down.

These clever and quirky poems make bedtime FUN! From a “bunk bed king” who rules from up high to monsters who are not (I repeat, NOT) in the closet, Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight truly captures...

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Overview

Pete likes to sleep in pajamas.

Gwen slumbers best in a gown.

Shawn goes to bed with a shoe on his head

for sleepwalking while upside-down.

These clever and quirky poems make bedtime FUN! From a “bunk bed king” who rules from up high to monsters who are not (I repeat, NOT) in the closet, Maybe I’ll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight truly captures the childhood experience of going to sleep. It casts an amusing eye on sleepovers, beds crowded with animals, the fight to stay awake, and that one last drink of water.

Each verse ends with a delightful twist, and charming art captures the poems’ whimsy and magic. They’re sure to bring sweet dreams, full of laughter, to every child!

Poems include:

Sleep Tight - Bunk Bed King - Pillow Squawk - Night Clothes - Sleepover - Thumb-thing New - Snack Attack - Lullaby-Bye - Creature Comforts - Sweet Dreams - Look Who’s Sleeping - And more!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Twenty humorous poems explore some of the rituals of preparing for bed. How does a thumb-sucker deal with a broken thumb? What happens when Essie continues to eat in bed? Often bedtime collections target young children, but this one attempts to reach a slightly older audience. Bright, busy gouache illustrations have a retro feel and reinforce the sense that very little sleep is actually happening in these pages. The small font is often difficult to read, and the rhythm of the poetry varies in its success. An additional purchase.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
Publishers Weekly
Bedtime is the subject of the 20 poems in this rambunctious picture book; verse and artwork alike have a retro feel with a slightly modern edge. An invitation to sleep “over” is met with dread (“ 'Are you quite sure?’ Fred asked with fear in his voice./ 'Your house is quite tall, you know’ ”), and a kid with morning breath wearing a purple skull-and-crossbones shirt urges readers to brush their teeth before giving any early morning kisses (“You know what your mouth tastes like when you awake”). Despite the occasional awkward phrase, it’s a fun, hip take on traditional bedtime books. Ages 6–9. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402749445
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,492,282
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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