Ten in the Bed

Ten in the Bed

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by Jane Cabrera
     
 

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This vibrant board book by award-winning author Jane Cabrera seamlessly blends counting from one to ten with a refreshing new twist on a familiar nursery rhyme.

There are ten cuddly animals snuggled into bed, but the littlest mouse is demanding more room. However, this time it's not just anyone rolling over and falling out of bed; it's a cook, then a

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This vibrant board book by award-winning author Jane Cabrera seamlessly blends counting from one to ten with a refreshing new twist on a familiar nursery rhyme.

There are ten cuddly animals snuggled into bed, but the littlest mouse is demanding more room. However, this time it's not just anyone rolling over and falling out of bed; it's a cook, then a trumpeter, then a pirate, then a doctor, and more! "Cabrera's bright palette and playful energy capture the whimsy of this favorite childhood nursery rhyme," according to Booklist in a review of the picture book edition.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
It is time for bed, but there is no room for a tired and sleepy Little One. The bed, as large as it is, is filled with nine whimsical creatures. So, as the words to this familiar children's song go, the Little One says, "Move over, move over?" One by one the duck, the alligator, the monkey, the bunny, the bear, and all the other animals sway, bounce, dance, groan, and float out of bed. And when they have all fallen out, they dance about until the Little One screams and gives a big shout. "Settle down now. Settle down now!" And finally, they are all sound asleep without a peep until the Little One says, "Good night." An energetic retelling of an old nursery rhyme brought to life by an eclectic collection of stuffed animals pretending to be a doctor, a pirate, a trumpeter, a ballerina, a cook, a pilot, a princess, and an astronaut. Colorful childlike full-page illustrations bring this story to boisterous life. Reissued this year in board book format. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Another picture book based on the popular counting song, also known as "Roll Over" or "Move Over." In Cabrera's version, after the first stuffed animal (curiously referred to as "the Snorer") is kicked out of bed, the other toys engage in various types of play until all of them have fallen out. These activities include dancing like ballerinas, pretending to be pirates, and playing doctor. Each number is counted down in a spread full of loud, childlike splashes of color. Children may enjoy the gaudy illustrations and the sense of make-believe, but the book is unlikely to lull anyone to sleep.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A dynamic version of the familiar counting ditty and storytime staple. The painterly illustrations featuring bright colors and bold forms and patterns are the star attraction. The stage is a chameleon-like bed that changes into-among, other things-a disco, a pirate ship, a castle tower and an airplane. The actors are stuffed animals with names like "the Snorer," "Cook," "Ballerina" and "Doctor." Rather than "move over," as in the traditional verse, these critters rush, groan, roll and bounce according to the role of the next one to leave the bed. Instead of falling out, as the text says, they gracefully balance on head- and footboards and float freely through space. Literal? No. Yet, there's an engaging sense of rhythm and actions in the simple yet imaginative two-page spreads that is balanced by the safe and sunny atmosphere. (Picture book. 2-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823420278
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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