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Are you ready for bed?
Johnson, Jane, 1951-
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Publication Information:
Wilton, Conn. : Tiger Tales, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Mrs. Rabbit has just put her children to bed and is ready to enjoy the peace and quiet when Little Bunny announces that he cannot sleep.
General Note:
Previous ed. had title: Ready for bed.
Reading Level:
AD 600 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 60892.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Little Bunny doesn't want to go to sleep. No matter what his mother tries, her youngest bunny refuses to sleep. But finally, Little Bunny wears himself out, and Mrs. Rabbit thinks she can get some rest. But just as she begins to drift off...

Author Notes

Jane Johnson is an English author of books for children and adults. She also writes under the pseudonyms Gabriel King and Jude Fisher. She earned a master's degree in Old Icelandic language and literature. She also worked as an editor from 1984 to 1992 at Geroge Allen and Unwin Publishers. Her title's include: The Secret Cowboy, Shadow World, Dragon's Fire and The Sultan's Wife. As Gabriel King she wrote the Tag the Cat series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

What is it going to take to get Little Bunny to bed? Mrs. Rabbit gamely tries a lullaby, bubble bath and warm milk, but nothing seems to work. Enjoying some rare alone time (as one of four bunny offspring), "He wanted to stay up all night long with his mommy." No sooner does Little Bunny vow that "I'll never be ready for bed" than he bunny-hops himself right into slumberland. In Hansen's (Big Bears Can!) honey-toned watercolors, the domestic scenes have the ring of authenticity and the long-eared critters combine just the right amount of cuddly, funny and sweet qualities. Little Bunny's character is a hybrid of winsomeness and a toddleresque iron will. British author Johnson's punchline won't come as much of a surprise with Little Bunny finally asleep, Mrs. Rabbit utters the words, "Peace and quiet at last" and, as if on cue, another bunny sibling awakens. The tale seems as warm and familiar as a much-beloved blanket. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Every parent has felt Mrs. Rabbit's exhaustion as she gets her children to sleep only to have the youngest one perk up and need lots of attention before slumbering again. In this well-worn scenario, "Mrs. Rabbit tried warm milk. `Swirly, whirly, creamy white,' she yawned. `Time to cuddle and say `Good night.'" However, only after little bunny hops around a bit does he wear himself out and finally fall asleep just in time for Mrs. Rabbit to hear a second child pipe up. The delightful illustrations rest in a palette of soft blues, reds, and greens on velvety vanilla pages. The engaging characters have warm caramel and butterscotch colored fur. Mother Rabbit's fatigue is evident, and her child's delight in being awake a little longer is equally apparent. A bedtime story with lots of appeal.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.