What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

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Patrick is having his first sleep-over at his grandmother's house. It's almost bedtime, but there's a problem-Patrick doesn't have a bed at Granny's. So Granny goes out to her yard, chops down some trees, and makes a comfy bed for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep. Right? Not yet. He doesn't have a pillow! So Granny dashes to the henhouse, collects some feathers, and sews a fluffy pillow for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep. Right? Not yet. A few other things are still missing . . ...
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Overview

Patrick is having his first sleep-over at his grandmother's house. It's almost bedtime, but there's a problem-Patrick doesn't have a bed at Granny's. So Granny goes out to her yard, chops down some trees, and makes a comfy bed for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep. Right? Not yet. He doesn't have a pillow! So Granny dashes to the henhouse, collects some feathers, and sews a fluffy pillow for Patrick. Now he can go to sleep. Right? Not yet. A few other things are still missing . . . . If Patrick is lucky, this could go on all night!

When her grandson Patrick arrives for his first sleepover, Granny's resourceful efforts to provide him with a bed, pillow, and other necessities result in a sleepless night for both of them.

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Horn Book Magazine
Sleeping over at Granny's for the first time, Patrick comes up with one reason after another to delay the inevitable. He can't go to bed because he doesn't even have a bed; or a blanket; or a teddy bear. In response to each legitimate complaint, Granny springs into action. Rushing out-doors, she chops a tree to build a bed, shears sheep and weaves a blanket, stitches up a truly enormous bear. But even Granny can't deal with Patrick's final objection to going to bed: her Herculean efforts have taken quite some time, and now "it's morning." Lum's cumulating text is paced with panache. Like slamming on brakes, the sudden halt at each new demand catapults Granny into a new flurry of activity. Johnson's bold graphics join in the nonsensical fun, with collage-like figures silhouetted against flat areas of vibrant color and settings that are suggested by only an occasional window, tree, shadow, or precipitous skyline; whimsical details, such as the little dog that wanders from page to page, tracking paint or sharing Patrick's TV, add interest. A refreshing new take on a familiar scenario.
Publishers Weekly
"This chuckler of a bedtime romp pits the wiles of a young procrastinator against his no-nonsense grandmother," said PW. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Patrick goes to his grandmother's house for his first ever sleep-over. Patrick's Granny is quite resourceful as a seamstress, knitter, and woodworker, which is good because she seems to be missing all of his bedtime necessities. No problem for Granny, though. She makes Patrick whatever he needs for his overnight stay. The author did a wonderful job of adding humor to this cumulative tale, which grows longer with each missing overnight necessity. The ending is definitely worth waiting for. The artwork is as entertaining and zany as the tale. The artist uses wonderful color combinations such as bright pinks with greens, and dark blues with purples along with bold patterns and shapes to illustrate this wacky story. Kate Lum's characters are hilariously pompous. This book makes a silly bedtime story for all ages. 2002 (orig. 1998), Puffin Books, Ages 3 to 7.
— Jennifer Chambliss
Children's Literature - Nancy Partridge
Patrick is a little boy enjoying his first sleepover at Granny's house. When it comes time for bed, Patrick thinks up a hundred reasons why he can't go to sleep. First of all, he doesn't have a bed at Granny's house. So she runs out into the yard, chops down a tree, carries it to her workroom, and makes him a fine bed. Then he doesn't have a pillow, a blanket, and a teddy bear. Each time, Granny cries What?? and crafts a sumptuous item for Patrick. By the time everything is all set for him to go to bed, it's morning! The funny story is accompanied by absolutely hilarious illustrations. Poking so much wonderful fun at a child's anxiety about sleepovers might well help some of them to overcome it. This is a book sure to become a favorite of many little folks, evoking lots of laughs at the silliness of it all.
Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A resourceful Granny fulfills each of her grandson's bedtime needs in the most outlandish manner. The bright acrylic cartoons are in perfect sync with this zany putting-off-bedtime adventure. (Mar.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-It's Patrick's first sleepover at his Granny's house, and the woman is a little unprepared. As the sun begins to set, she instructs her grandson to get ready for bed. "But, Granny," the boy points out, "I don't HAVE a bed here." "WHAT?" cries Granny, and she runs out to chop down a tree, out of which she proceeds to make a bed. Patrick then points out the lack of a pillow, blanket, teddy bear...and finally, the fact that morning has arrived. This simple and inventive story moves along with a satisfying predictability; and if the pace is a bit rushed, readers will enjoy the mock surprise and melodrama of Patrick and Granny's repeated lines. The acrylic-paint illustrations are styled after the graphics of the 1950s and `60s, with dramatic and exaggerated layouts that command attention from a distance. The black text is well integrated into the double-page spreads, as are Granny's frenetic maneuvers. The effect is a little too enthusiastic, as is the story; but this is an admirable first picture book for both author and illustrator, and one that should find a place in most storytimes and collections.-Nina Lindsay, Oakland Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
With the help of shrewd, patient grandmother, Patrick scores a victory for all bedtime foot-draggers in this energetic debut of two children's book newcomers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803723825
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 12.03 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Lum and her husband live in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, with their two children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2000

    What will this granny do for her grandson!

    It's a a very funny story about Patrick, a little boy who sleeps over his granny's house for the first time. She does all these things to make his sleep over a great one! She maybe a granny but sure don't move slow!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2000

    DELIGHTFUL BOOK

    This is a charming book, beautifully illustrated. My kids love it, too!

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