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The Going to Bed Book

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Sweet, silly board book makes bedtime fun and cozy.

Book Sandra Boynton Board 1982
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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Cute animals getting ready for bed

This is an adorable book that highlights the universal habits and activities in getting ready to go to sleep. Sandra Boynton is skillful in putting together the cute illustrations, rhyming sentences, and silly animals to create a terrific presentation for very young children.

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Among Sandra Boynton's board books for toddlers and preschoolers, The Going to Bed Book is one of the sweetest and funniest, making a soothing, entertaining end to any child's day. As the animals in the book wash, change, and brush teeth together, young children get the warm feeling that kids everywhere have the same nighttime routine. There's lots of fun to be had in the pictures as animals first put on the wrong-size pajamas and then do silly exercises before heading to bed. The lovely rhyme and the boat's rocking at the end invite parents to rock their little ones.

Book Details

  • Author: Sandra Boynton
  • Illustrator: Sandra Boynton
  • Genre: Board
  • Topics: Wild Animals
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: November 30, 1982
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 2 - 5
  • Number of pages: 14
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, Kindle, App
  • Last updated: March 11, 2020

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