Tuck Me In!

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Who needs to be tucked in? Turn each page until all baby animals—and little readers—are cozy and ready for sleep in this irresistible bedtime ritual.

The stars are out. The moon is rising. All the baby animals, from peacocks to pigs to zebras, are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say good night? Just turn the pages and the big inviting flaps that serve as blankets cover each little creature up to its chin. This simple but endlessly satisfying novelty, with its array of ...

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Overview

Who needs to be tucked in? Turn each page until all baby animals—and little readers—are cozy and ready for sleep in this irresistible bedtime ritual.

The stars are out. The moon is rising. All the baby animals, from peacocks to pigs to zebras, are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say good night? Just turn the pages and the big inviting flaps that serve as blankets cover each little creature up to its chin. This simple but endlessly satisfying novelty, with its array of goggle-eyed baby animals, bold patterns, and vibrant colors, is sure to be the book of choice for little ones everywhere, night after night.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"It's time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?" Hacohen and Schar-schmidt's first children's book, tailor-made for bedtime, is clever in its simplicity and execution, allowing tuckees to become the tuckers in this beloved nightly ritual. Readers lift blanket-shaped flaps over a baby zebra, moose, hedgehog, and others who are ready to turn in, as each animal is bid good night. In the end, kids can join the animals, as the book concludes, "Does anyone else need to be tucked in? Do you? Good night, you!" Ages 18 mos.–4 yrs. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This simple appealing book uses adorable illustrations of familiar and not-so-familiar animals to engage young readers in the every day, comforting activity of getting tucked in for bedtime. Readers flip pages to the left side of each page to tuck in the baby animals such as a peacock, a pig, and a porcupine. The large-type, simple, repetitive text is engaging and predictable, and the question format allows young readers to participate in the reading of the story and to anticipate the next animal to be tucked into bed by turning the flap page. With each reading, children will enjoy this book more and more because they will be able to anticipate which animal is next, and they will enjoy learning to identify some unfamiliar animals by studying the whimsical and irresistible illustrations on each page. This is a perfect read for young children and it is sure to be a bedtime favorite. Reviewer: Susan Borges
School Library Journal
PreS—In a gentle, rhythmic nighttime chant, an unseen narrator asks, "Who needs to be tucked in?" The next page reveals a pop-eyed cartoon baby animal, head on a pillow against a field of white. Readers turn a half-page which is revealed as a blanket and the baby is tucked in. The opposite page, night blue with yellow stars, displays the text "Good night, baby" and the next request for who needs tucking. In the cozy conclusion, the narrator asks readers if they are ready for bed. This simple book reveals a zoo of animals—hedgehog, pig, alligator, moose, peacock, elephant, each on a uniquely colored and patterned pillow and being covered by a joyously fun and surprisingly patterned blanket. The animals are rendered digitally in a sketchy, jazzy style with swaths of bright color. Youngsters will delight in covering the babies and chanting the text in this book that will be re-read endlessly as a comfy prelude to bedtime.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI
Kirkus Reviews

" 'It's time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?' / 'I do!' " says Baby Pig. Six more baby animals respond to the same question with the same answer: Zebra, Elephant, Alligator, Mouse, Hedgehog and Peacock. The story ends with the question, "Do you?" and the response to the presumptive answer: "Good night, you!" What makes the book charming is the device of a half-page turn that reveals the "I do!" and, once turned, becomes an appropriately patterned bed cover (the elephant nestles in paisley; the alligator snuggles under a green, tooth-patterned coverlet). Toddlers will love identifying the animals (though the hedgehog may not be familiar to most American readers). The digital illustrations are colorful basic shapes with quick brush strokes adding details (bug eyes) and a spontaneous feeling. The simple concept and novelty of "turn the page and tuck the baby in" should become a favorite for bedtime that requires repeated readings--or until the parent pleads, "Tuck ME in!" (Picture book. 2-4)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763647285
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 185,361
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dean Hacohen began his career as a copywriter at an ad agency, where he met Sherry Scharschmidt, his first art director partner. He says that in advertising, experimenting with different configurations of elements can lead to interesting ideas—which is what sparked the notion of using book pages as blankets. He lives in White Plains, New York.

Sherry Scharschmidt has worked as an art director in agencies from New York to Tokyo. She is also a painter whose rebus-style works feature cats or dogs combined with salvaged sign letters. She now lives and works in Chicago.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

    We received this book from our public library. This was a real

    We received this book from our public library.


    This was a really cute read but I would say for little kids. My son is seven and I was surprise that he would pick a book that was for lower ages. It was a quick and simple read, we did enjoy "tucking" the different animals in. And of course my son was able to read this book by his self being as the words were not difficult. I would recommend this for the ages from baby to probably 4. I did enjoy reading this to my 11 month old even though she kept trying to turn the pages lol.

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