Back to Bed, Ed!

Back to Bed, Ed!

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Ed the mouse will not sleep in his own bed, until eventually his exasperated and tired parents find a way to keep him from joining them in the middle of the night.

Peachtree Pub Ltd
Getting ready for bed is lots of fun at Ed’s house. But while Ed loves going to bed, he doesn’t like staying there.
At bedtime, Ed plays silly games with Dad. He has a drink and brushes his teeth. He takes a bath and cuddles with Mom for a bedtime story. Then Ed is off to bed with hugs and kisses. But night after night he tiptoes down the hall and climbs into Mom and Dad’s big bed. Mom and Dad aren’t getting much sleep, so they come up with a plan to keep Ed in his bed. Ed doesn’t think much of Mom and Dad’s plan—so he comes up with one on his own!
Author-illustrator Sebastien Braun offers a charming spin on the perennial challenge of getting children to stay in bed. The bright, uncluttered illustrations perfectly complement the simplicity of the story.

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A charming spin on the nighttime ritual of preparing for bed and the perennial challenge of getting children to stay in bed once there--young readers will easily empathize with Ed's bedtime anxieties and will be delighted with the way the young hero ultimately tames his fears.

Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9781561455188
Branch Call Number: JX FIC BRA
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.

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mmcbeth29
Oct 24, 2014

"Ed loved getting ready for bed...but Ed hated staying in bed..." In this story, Ed keeps getting out of his big boy bed and joining his parents in bed. He keeps them from sleeping well because of his tossing and turning. Ed wakes his parents up every night and finally they get frustrated enough to make a plan. They close their door at night and Dad escorts Ed back to bed. Dad reassures Ed who piles all his stuffed animals in his bed and falls fast asleep.

First, I love the wording of this story. "He played games with Dad, clip clop." There are sound words to accompany actions throughout the book. Mom and Dad go through a wonderful bedtime routine to reassure Ed that he is loved. The illustrations are adorable even in their simplicity.

My only difficulty was when the parents yelled at Ed. They had every right to be upset. They were tired and cranky. But I would have liked to see them tell Ed that they were frustrated and that there was a new bedtime plan. Ed, facing a closed door at night, was a bit traumatized. Otherwise mom and dad did every thing right throughout this book. I think a wise parent can modify the wording on this part of the book to make it excellent. The part where Ed snuggles with his stuffed animals is adorable.

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Mar 12, 2017

sarahtoose thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 3

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