The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed

The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed

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This boy is not ready to go to sleep. So he revs up his little red car and drives away so fast that his mother cannot catch him. He drives to a magical land filled with larger-than-life toys. But the toys are all too tired to play with him. The tiger is too sleepy to practice roaring, the train would rather rest than race, and the musicians insist on playing a lullaby that puts the boy s car to sleep. How will he get home now? Luckily someone is still awake, and she s on her way to pick the boy up and tuck him (finally!) into bed. This charming story will soon become a favorite part of the bedtime ritual. School Library Journal"show more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 246.38 x 248.92 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0140567712
  • 9780140567717
  • 191,740

About Professor of English Language and Literature Helen Cooper

Helen M. Cooper is associate professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony more

Review quote

"As she did in The Bear under the Stairs (Dial, 1993), Cooper takes a gentle, wry look at a child's imagination. This charming story will soon become a favorite part of the bedtime ritual."--School Library Journal "The imaginary blends seamlessly with the real, and although children will probably take everything at face value at first, repeated reading will lead them to the wonderful discovery that the boy is really safe in his cozy home with his mom waiting patiently nearby."--Booklist "The sumptuous, imaginative watercolors are replete with dreamy intent."--Kirkus Reviews"show more

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146 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 43% (63)
4 34% (50)
3 16% (23)
2 5% (8)
1 1% (2)
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