Ira Sleeps Over

Ira Sleeps Over

by Bernard Waber


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395205037
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/13/1975
Series: Read Along Book & CD Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 109,654
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile: 310L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.

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"An appealing picture book which depicts common childhood qualms with empathy and humor." Booklist, ALA

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Ira Sleeps Over 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
hebeaton on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a very relate-able book for younger children. It is about Ira, a boy who wants to spend the night away from home for the first time, but he is scared. Should he bring his teddy bear?? It has cute pictures and is a good lesson for children.
McKennaMiller on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I like this book because it doe a really good job of writing from the perspective of a kid and the family dynamics. I also think it follows a good plot and the book is organized in a simple way.
conuly on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Ira is ready for his first ever sleepover. He's gonna have lots of fun.At least, that's what he thinks until his (obnoxious) older sister tells him a. that his friend will laugh if he brings his teddy bear and b. that he'll be too scared to sleep without "Tah-tah". Luckily, his friend has his own teddy bear - Foofoo - so everything ends up just fine. This is a bit wordy, save it for older kids or those with good attention spans.
jscheper on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book tells the story about Ira and his first sleepover at his friend Reggie's house. Before going Ira's sister asks Ira if he is going to bring his teddy bear along. Ira quickly reponds "No", but as he thinks about it more he doesn't want to be without his teddy bear. He decides not to take his teddy bear because his sister says Reggie will make fun of him. As it turns out Reggie also sleeps with a teddy bear. This is a very cute story about growing up and being stuck inbetween the role of child and big person. The illustrations are simple, almost child-like. The illustrations are very dated with the use of bland color. The story makes up for the cheesy illustrations. The story is timeless.
ermilligan on LibraryThing 8 months ago
All children could relate to this because if they are spending the night at a friends or at their cousins house they could relate to Ira. Ira is excited about going over to his friends house for a sleep over for his first time. Then, he beings to panic because he always sleeps with his teddy bear and didn't know what ti do and he doesn't want his friend to make fun of him. As it ends up, he gets there and his friend pulled out his own teddy bear. Now he realized that it didn't matter and that he shouldn't have been scared.
BNBHarper on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary: Ira gets invited to go to a sleepover at his friends house, Reggie. This is his first sleepover. Before leaving, his sister reminds him about his Teddy Bear, Tah Tah that he sleeps with. Ira has a tough time deciding if he should take his bear because he does not want to get made fun of by his friend. He decides not to take it. Response: This book seemed quite long but it was still an enjoyable and fairly quick read for the length. Theme/Connection: Sleepovers; Great read aloud before bed or in the classroom; have kids make predictions of what they think Ira is going to decide on doing with his bear and why.
wendyfincher on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a great book to help children over come a fear like fitting in on the first day of school. The book is about a little boy named Ira. Ira was very excited to get to spend the night with his friend for the first time. However, Ira was very worried about his friend laughing at him because he like to sleep with his teddy bear at night. Ira soon came to realize that his friend also slept with his teddy bear at night.
enagreen on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is a great story that young children will be sure to relate to. In Kindergarten and first grade, children are away from their parents for long periods of time and their relationships with their friends begin to become more complex. This story would be a good one to use to address the issue of peer pressure and not being scared of what others will think of us. It can also help children recognize that they are not the only ones that have needs of safety and comfort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son had to read this book for school. He is in the first grade and loved it so much, I have to buy it.
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Sane03 More than 1 year ago
Suitable for 5 years old children. My son loved it. Story is good..
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Guest More than 1 year ago
From day one (about 15 years ago) I have adored this story. What child doesn't have some sort of blankey or teddy bear secretly stashed away beneath their pillow at night? Even some adults do! This is an endearing story with pleasant, funny illustrations that will appeal to children of all ages - even those in their 30s.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such a cool book. i love it. it just gives you a happy feeling.