The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed

The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed

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by Alison Inches, Bryan Langdo
     
 


What's a girl to do when her stuffed animals just aren’t sleepy? The little red hen is fixing herself a snack, the monkey’s doing cartwheels, and the cow appears to be singing karaoke. It’s a good thing this little mommy has a few tricks up her sleeve. With a bit of persistence and a lot of tender loving care, she’ll get her babies bathed,… See more details below

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What's a girl to do when her stuffed animals just aren’t sleepy? The little red hen is fixing herself a snack, the monkey’s doing cartwheels, and the cow appears to be singing karaoke. It’s a good thing this little mommy has a few tricks up her sleeve. With a bit of persistence and a lot of tender loving care, she’ll get her babies bathed, read to, and snuggled . . . just in time for bed.

    
Bryan Langdo's cuddly cast of characters is a perfect match for Alison Inches's exuberant text, which winds down to a soothing bedtime ending that's perfect for anyone who's ever had a favorite stuffed friend.

 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
What is a girl to do when her rambunctious stuffed animals are not tired at all? Soothe them into their places with gentle reminders, of course. That is just what this maternal little girl does when it is her bedtime and the buddies need to be tidied up. With quiet words, each animal is singled out and tenderly tucked into its proper bedtime place. The simple rhyming text is soothing and the repetitive rhythm will lull little ones. The warm watercolor illustrations clearly show the individual personalities of the animals and are comically heartwarming. This is a nice bedtime book for little ones to wind down with. If your little one has extra energy, have him or her spot the small mouse that is on each two-page spread throughout the book.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-As a little girl prepares for bed, she gets her wide-awake stuffed animals ready, too. One by one, she hushes them as she bathes, brushes her teeth, and puts on her pajamas. Eventually everyone is settled down and tucked in for the night. The story is told in rhyming couplets that are effective despite some stretches. "My polka-dot pig/plays electric guitar./Hush, dotted pig-wish on a star./My little red hen/eats alphabet soup./Hush, little hen-/climb into your coop." The watercolor spreads enliven the text with fun depictions of the toys' antics. The illustrations are framed by a color border and contain rich details that will engage readers. The background activities include a cat-and-mouse chase, a teddy bear brushing her teeth, and a cow searching a drawer for pajamas. Good for bedtime or a sleep-themed storytime.-Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152164669
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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