bedtime

Try not to Yawn!

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Author: Helene Boudreau

In this quick read, a young boy tries his hardest not to yawn because he knows that once the first yawn escapes, bedtime is nearby!  Trying desperately to delay bedtime, the young boy begins avoiding huggable stuffed animals, soft cozy pajamas, and his favorite blankie.  But, after even his best attempt, the dreaded first yawn escapes from his mouth and off to bed he goes.  See if you can read this great bedtime story without yawning (I couldn't!).

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Author: Tim Harrington

This book is a new twist on the fingerplay, "This Little Piggy". The toes decide to break out on some wonderful adventures.  It is pretty funny what they get themselves up to!

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Author: Margaret Wild

Kids love this story where the animal children trick their animal parents so they can stay up later.

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Author: Dean Hacohen

Who doesn't love being tucked in?!  I bought this book for my granddaughter because I loved it so much!  From the tactile cover, to the half page "blankets" the young child will delight in tucking in a variety of animals.  Then at the end: "Does anyone else need to be tucked in?"  It has everything a book for babies and toddlers love, rhythmic text, repetition, and simple, colorful illustrations.  I highly recommend this book for gift giving at baby showers or 1st birthday parties.

Bedtime

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Title: Tuck Me In
Author: Dean Hacohen

This picture book for preschoolers is oh so fun. Different animals need to be tucked in for bedtime and lucky readers will able to do that by turning the next page, which is really a half page "blanket" that tucks the animals in for a good night's sleep. Kids will have an opportunity to guess what the animal is by the illustration and once the "blanket" is lifted the name of the animal will be revealed. This is a very clever book that adults and children will equally enjoy and the children will love being able to participate in the ritual of putting the animals to bed.

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Author: Peggy Rathmann

This is a book that both of my kids loved for years -- a great bed time story! The zoo keeper is telling all the animals in the zoo, "Good night," but what he doesn't know is that gorilla is unlocking the cages behind him, and all the animals are following him home! The text in this story is minimal, but there's so much happening in each picture, that kids can go back to it again and again and notice new things. For instance, on the first page a helium balloon is released. On each successive page, you can see the action of the story, but you can also watch as the balloon appears on each page getting higher and farther away. This is a fantastic addition to every child's bookcase!

Join Beth Lokken from the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay as she talks about some extremely silly stories for you to check out this summer. Listen now (6:49)

 

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