Time for Bed

Time for Bed

A 2012-2013 RR title distributed to newborns. Day is done. Darkness is falling everywhere, and little ones are getting sleepy. This gentle book, with its rhythmic verse and peaceful, loving illustrations, will lull children whether it's bedtime, nap time, or simply time for a snuggle.

ISBN: 9780547408569
Author: Mem Fox
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Binding: Board book
Age Group: Newborn 2

This book is one of the most gentle books ever created for parents and children. With Jane Dyer's soft illustrations of sleepy animal babies and their parents and Mem Fox's quiet rhyming text, this special book will be with you and your child throughout the baby and toddler years. Things that have a calming effect on your child will become your most valued tools as a parent. We selected this book to be one of those tools. We hope it leads to many peaceful bedtimes.

This classic book works its own magic on both the reader and the child being read to. Your infant will not be able to understand the words in this book, nor be able to see the muted illustrations--but do not put the book away until he can. The repeated phrases like "little mouse, little mouse" and the soft rhymes like "mouse" and "house" when read quietly can bring a sense of comfort to your infant. He will learn the words later and someday explore the pictures with you. Until then, don't be surprised if you find yourself whispering the endearments in this book even when you are not reading it. Many babies whose parents have owned this book have ended up being called, "little mouse" or one of the other names in the book.

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