The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to BedPaperback
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- Publisher: Corgi Childrens
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 242mm x 246mm x 4mm | 159g
- Publication date: 17 February 1998
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0552528382
- ISBN 13: 9780552528382
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 34,329
"Bedtime!" said the Mother. "NO!" said the Baby. The Baby wants to stay up all night, so he revs up his car and sets off on an adventure. Before long, he finds himself all alone in a sleepy land. But there is someone else who's not asleep...someone who loves the Baby very much. A magical book whose soft yet sparkling artwork perfectly captures the twilight world of a small child, determined not to go to sleep.
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HELEN COOPER is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books: THE BABY WHO WOULDN'T GO TO BED, 1996 and PUMPKIN SOUP, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including LITTLE MONSTER DID IT! and THE BEAR UNDER THE STAIRS, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops. Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.
"The text reads aloud with effortless rhythms, occassinal rhymings, in a delicious dignity of tome. This is a perfect bedtime picture book and a memorable extended metaphor for loving and being loved" The School Librarian "An imaginative, stylish and dream-like bedtime story" The Bookseller "Text and pictures are inventively surreal, funny and loving, with a perfectly judged almost-scary climax and a snuggly conclusion that doesn't quite banish Baby's magical world. A meaty book, with touches of brilliance, that enters an infant mind without a hint of condescension" Books for Keeps "A read dream of a book ... A beautiful storybook that every young sleepyhead is sure to love" Mother & Baby "Goes to the heart of true infant experience, with elements that all small children will recognise and enjoy" The Irish Times