No Jumping on the Bed!

No Jumping on the Bed!

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by Tedd Arnold
     
 

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Walter has been told not to jump on the bed, but he just can't resist. Higher and higher he bounces until the floor cracks and down he tumbles, bed and all, into the apartment below. And so begins the most exciting nighttime adventure of Walter's life.
This wild and giddy book has been enthralling children for many years. Now it has been edited for an even

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Walter has been told not to jump on the bed, but he just can't resist. Higher and higher he bounces until the floor cracks and down he tumbles, bed and all, into the apartment below. And so begins the most exciting nighttime adventure of Walter's life.
This wild and giddy book has been enthralling children for many years. Now it has been edited for an even younger audience, but it hasn't lost any of its humor and glee.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``If I've told you once, I've told you a million times, no jumping on the bed,'' Walter's father admonishes. ``One day it'll crash right through the floor.'' Like all young children, Walter is unable to resistand, to his astonishment, he finds his father was right! Down and down Walter tumbles, wreaking increasing (if cheerful) havoc in apartment after apartment, and picking up fellow travelers as he goes. At the end, it's up to the reader to decide whether Walter's trip was real or dreamedthough a clever final twist argues for the former. A takeoff on a familiar and usually idle warning, this should be a hit with anyone who has battled over jumping on the bed. Arnold's illustrations, in a style reminiscent of William Joyce, richly depict the nighttime lives of the apartment building's various inhabitants and skillfully capture the sensation and perspective of tumbling through space. Textual puns and subtle visual jokes make this a bedtime story worthy of repeated readings. Ages 3-7. (September)
Publishers Weekly
Tedd Arnold's 1987 cautionary tale, No Jumping on the Bed! returns as a board book. When Walter refuses to heed his father's titular warning, he and his bed end up crashing "down and down" through neighbors' apartments. PW noted, "textual puns and subtle visual jokes make this a bedtime story worthy of repeated readings"-and Arnold fans will enjoy seeing this artist's beginnings, in a very different visual style. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803730441
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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No Jumping on the Bed: 25th Anniversary Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my four-year-old grandson for Christmas. The first time I read it to him, he laughed and laughed! He wanted me to read it again and again. The illustrations are wonderful. I am a retired teacher and I am always purchasing books for my grandson so I am thrilled with this book. It is a great addition to his home library!
Librarian_101 More than 1 year ago
Tedd Arnold has updated his classic story with illustrations using his now trademark " bug eye " technique. The illustrations are colorful, perfectlybsuited to the story, and endearing. This book is very popular in my school library and is a surefire winner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We were so suprised when this book held the attention of our 2 year old. It's now on our short list of bedtime stories. The other great thing is that it's fun to read! Don't hesitate to get this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recomend this book its very creative and its about a boy that likes to jump on the bed but his father doesent let him. He did not lisend to his father, then he jumped very high and broked the flore when he landed. its fantasy fiction because there is no way a bed coud broke the flore. I hope you read this ousome book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walter does't listen to his dad about jumping on the bed and crashing down through the floors of his apartment building. Each floor has a story of its own and a surprise at the end
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cringed the first time I heard 'Three Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed'- what mom doesn't? Tedd Arnold explores a different scary aspect of bedjumping, probably one that many children who live in old houses or buildings have thought about- What If The Floor Breaks?! In addition, he caters to the voyeur in children. Don't most children wonder what their neighbors do and what their homes are like? Mine do. The illustrations are charmingly blocky- like Lego people. The animals are cuddly. Everyone rhymes. The theme is very funny to little people- Imagine visiting all your neighbors through the floor! Walter is viewed in our household much as an actor is- my children have noticed that he is also Ollie in 'Ollie Forgot'. We like that continuity of players in our books. I know that children have to learn that dreams aren't reality; that 'what happens during the night' is not really something that happens. Interestingly, Tedd Arnold messes with young minds just a little by making them wonder what is reality and what is a dream.