Book Rave-iews: The Going to Bed Book and Time for Bed
November 20th, 2009
The first is “The Going to Bed Book” by Sandra Boynton. As you may know, I’m a huge Boynton fan, and so is Miss Mouse. In this rampantly silly book, Boynton’s usual cast of animals are preparing for bed on board a ship (no idea why) and they prance through the bedtime routines of bath, tooth brushing, pajamas, exercise (huh?) and sleep. It’s very fun and the final page is glorious — “The moon is high, the sea is deep. They rock and rock and rock to sleep.” Love it.
Each page follows that basic setup — “It’s time for bed little goose little goose / the stars are out and on the loose.” — and they flow together beautifully. The last creature in bed, naturally, is a human child. It’s a must-have.