Monday, September 24, 2007

Bedtime Books

Inspired by Ian's favorite book this week, Goodnight Lulu by Paulette Bogan, I have decided to feature my favorite children's books that deal with kids at bedtime who don't want to comply. 
Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
Froggy Goes to Bed by Jonathan London
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps by Cynthia Rylant

I'm sure that there are others that we are forgetting, but there are a few on the theme to get your started. Feel free to comment with your favorite books about kids who are clever at staying up/popping up out of bed.


Rebecca said...

The pigeon...we are a fan!

Kimberly said...

We actually don't have any on that theme yet. Emma only recently realized recently that going to sleep is a choice on her part. Ah well, the first three years were nice. I was oh so spoiled. =)

Aubrey said...

I don't think I have read any of the books you listed except for bedtime for Franses. One of our favorites is Just Go To Bed by Mercer Mayer. We read that alot before bed.

Mom said...

I have 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear' as a Big Book in my classroom. It is by Martin Waddel, and he has several about Big Bear and Little Bear. Sweet.

Michal said...

yeah,mom! i was trying to remember "can't you sleep little bear." we've checked it out of the library a few times (obviously not recently, since i couldn't remember the name.) my boys have loved that book, too. this week i've been reading "goodnight, lulu" about five times daily. i'll be ready to get it back to the library soon.

Michal said...

you are so lucky that you've had so long without the bedtime stall tactics that we deal with around here! i'm not sure if these books give the kids ideas of new tactics to try or if perhaps they can just live out their fantasies through books and then behave themselves. i can only hope.