Tuck Me In!by Dean Hacohen, Sherry Scharschmidt
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/b>
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.
" '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)
- Candlewick Press
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- 8.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
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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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.