For one energetic three-year-old, there are countless reasons to love his new big boy bed. There’s room now for Teddy to sleep with him, and his painted clay lizard, and Hippo. He can go under the bed and pretend to be a dog and scare his cat, Whiskers. Best of all, he can get out of his bed any time he wants—as long as his parents don’t hear him! Written with warmth and humor, this story captures the feelings surrounding a rite of passage that every child experiences. Eve Bunting’s simple, reassuring text and Maggie Smith’s bright, lively illustrations are just right for beginning readers and listeners.
About the Author
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
Maggie Smith has written and illustrated many picture books including My Blue Bunny, Bubbit and Beach Day. An accomplished sewist and owner of the Etsy shop Maggierama, she lives in Massachusetts. Visit her online at maggiebooks.com.
"brightly colored illustrations...keep the reassuring story fun and light. A humorous, gentle look at a very common experience." KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews
"expresses childlike sentiments in simple language...pleasant watercolor illustrations...A very useful book for young children making the crib-to-bed transition." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"uncomplicated...careful focus on ideas familiar to toddlers...quiet, almost lyrical language...positive tone...will ring true with young listeners." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal