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Title:
Tick-tock, drip-drop! : a bedtime story
Author:
Moon, Nicola.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) ; 28 cm
Summary:
When Rabbit has trouble falling asleep because of various noises, Mole tries to help.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781582349442
Format :
Book

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Summary

Rabbit and Mole are best friends and roommates. They have a great friendship, but sometimes it gets a little strained. In this charming story, Rabbit is desperately trying to get to sleep, but the noise of the clock ticking and the faucet dripping and the cat purring are driving him mad! Mole is kind enough to quiet the noises so they can both get to sleep, but soon it is Rabbit keeping Mole awake with his snoring. At last, Mole finds some peace downstairs in an overstuffed chair by a roaring fire, where he finally falls fast asleep. A perfect bedtime story for all ages.


Author Notes

Nicola Moon is the author of Happy Birthday, Amelia and Mouse Tells Time . She lives in England.

Eleanor Taylor studied architecture while at university and later moved to Spain to paint murals. She has a young son and now lives in London.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS. In their snug burrow, housemates Rabbit and Mole are having trouble falling asleep. First it's Rabbit, who is bothered by the tick-tock of the clock, the drip-drop of the faucet, the prrr-prrrr of the cat, and the bang-bump of the garden gate. Affable Mole fixes everything; he stops the clock, puts the cat downstairs, and so on, until all is quiet. Then Rabbit plumps his pillows and falls asleep only to snore so loudly that it's Mole's turn to lie awake. Once again, Mole solves the problem; he goes downstairs, where he falls asleep at last. Moon's simple text, with its building cacophony of noisy words, will delight children, who may want to join in the rhythmic chants. Taylor's warm watercolor images reinforce the humor and farce between the odd-couple roommates as well as the cozy allure of their snug, lamp-lit house, filled with whimsical details that children will want to linger over. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Mole and Rabbit are settling in for a good night's sleep when Rabbit declares that he is being disturbed by the tick-tock he hears. Mole gets out of bed and stops the clock, and the two animals plump their pillows and try to get comfy once again. But now the faucet is going "drip-drop, drip-drop." Again Mole patiently leaves his warm bed and turns off the tap. One by one, noises are eliminated as Mole removes the purring cat and tries to fasten the banging garden gate. Finally, all is quiet and the two try to fall asleep again. Rabbit has no trouble drifting off, but his loud snores keep his friend awake. Mole then takes his blanket and pillow and heads down the stairs where he snuggles into an armchair with the softly purring cat, in front of a warm fireplace. Taylor's charming watercolors have a cozy and homey feel. The animals' underground burrow is spacious, light, and full of creature comforts such as fuzzy slippers and soft area rugs. The rhythmic language, repetition of phrases, and cumulative sound effects all add up to one very satisfying bedtime story.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.