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Baby Bedtime
by Mem Fox and Emma Quay


Overview - Join these adorable elephants for a lyrical good night routine in this tender bedtime tale from the bestselling author of Time for Bed and Hello Baby

After all the kissing, and the hugging, and the rocking, and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for--sleeping.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Join these adorable elephants for a lyrical good night routine in this tender bedtime tale from the bestselling author of Time for Bed and Hello Baby

After all the kissing, and the hugging, and the rocking, and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for--sleeping.

From beloved, bestselling picture book author Mem Fox, this cozy, dreamy bedtime book is a soothing lullaby that's just right for lulling little ones to sleep.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781481420976
  • ISBN-10: 1481420976
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.06 x 10.06 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Bedtime & Dreams
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Parents
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Elephants

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Here’s a wonderful little lesson in the subjunctive from master teacher Fox (Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes). As a purple mother elephant gets her lavender baby ready for bed, she enumerates all the things she “could” do: “I could eat your little ears./ I could nibble on your nose./ I could munch your tiny fingers./ I could gobble up your toes.” Readers will instantly know that Mom has actually done—or is doing—all these things and more, but her savvy grammatical construction enables the mother elephant to assure her baby that he’s adorable while acknowledging the higher power of discipline and routine: “There comes a time for sleeping and our sleepy time is now.” Quay’s (Goodnight, Me) mixed-media pictures establish a mood of reverie, and her characters have blissful, loving expressions that keep the cooing text from turning soggy; sharp eyes will notice that she incorporates actual items of cozy domesticity, like doilies and handkerchiefs, into the pictures. After a few pages of soft-crayoned textures, pastel hues, and arm’s-length framing, a visual sameness sets in, though readers should find it soporific. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)

 
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