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Title:
My big boy bed
Author:
Bunting, Eve, 1928-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A little boy celebrates all the things he can do now that he has a big boy bed.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 72763.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780618177424
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969.

That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times.

Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS. A little boy bids goodbye to his crib and steps across the room to his new bed, complete with big boy sheets and a big boy quilt, not to mention a new book for reading in bed. After bedtime, he slides out of bed once to play and again to tiptoe across the room and whisper Good night to his baby brother, asleep in the crib. Written from the boy's point of view, the first-person text expresses childlike sentiments in simple language. The pleasant watercolor illustrations, bright in daylight and muted as night falls, complement the tone as well as the sense of the narrative. A very useful book for young children making the crib-to-bed transition. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-In this upbeat tale, Donny bids good-bye to his crib and moves into his new sleeping quarters. He familiarizes himself with his "big boy bed" by jumping on it, playing under it, and decorating it with his stuffed animals and blankie. Now he can get up whenever he wants to, and during the night, he tiptoes across the room to say good night to the current inhabitant of the crib, his new baby brother. Bunting's uncomplicated text hits the spot with its careful focus on ideas familiar to toddlers and its quiet, almost lyrical language. Done in cool shades of teal, lavender, and yellow, Smith's watercolor illustrations reflect the simplicity of the story. The open facial expressions and relaxed body language of the characters reinforce the book's positive tone. A worthwhile addition on a popular topic that will ring true with young listeners.-Liza Graybill, Worcester Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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