Time for Bed

Age Range: 1 Year to 3 Years
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Time for Bed

Format:  Hardcover,

28 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Sep 1997

ISBN-13: 9780152010669

ISBN-10: 0152010661

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"It's time for bed, little cat, little cat / So snuggle in tight, that's right, like that." This 1993 bedtime favorite from the Australian author Mem Fox and the illustrator Jane Dyer is now available in this small, square board book edition. Even the most reluctant snoozers will find themselves lulled by the repetitive rhythms, as the parent sheep, cat, snake, and fish implore their babies to get some shuteye: "It's time for bed, little sheep, little sheep, / The whole wide world is going to sleep." Dyer's watercolor illustrations are bucolic and beautiful. A sweet, soothing lullaby.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Sep 1997
ISBN-13: 9780152010669
ISBN-10: 0152010661
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 28
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 5.25 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Fox, Mem

Australian writer, Mem Fox was born on March 5th, 1946 in Melbourne. At the age of six months, she and her parents who were missionaries moved to Zimbabwe and she attended the mission school there. At the age of eighteen, she left Zimbabwe and attended a drama school in London. She eventually returned to Australia where she was a college professor. She held the position as Associate Professor, Literacy Studies, in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia.

Fox is considered Australia's most popular children's author. Her title Possum Magic, a title dedicated to her daughter, is the best-selling picture book in Australia. It was also named a Highly Commended Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Best Children's Book in the 1984 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. Night Noises was a Notable Children's Book in Language Arts, and a 1990 Horn Book Fanfare selection.

It was also named by Redbook magazine as one of the ten best picture books of 1989. Other titles written by Fox include Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Time for Bed, Koala Lou, Wombat Divine, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath (co-written with Olivia Rawson), Count Goats!, and The Little Dragon. Fox has written over twenty picture books for children and several others for adults.

Other awards received by Fox include the 1990 Dromkeen Medal for distinguished services to children's literature, a 1991 Advance Australia Award for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature and a medal in the 1993 Australia Day Honours awards for services to the cultural life of Australia. Although writing is her profession now, teaching is her first love. In addition to writing, she is an international literacy consultant who is in great demand to speak at literacy conferences nationally and internationally.

Awards and Recognitions

  • American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) Award, 1995 (United States)

Book description

“It’s time for bed, little cat, little cat / So snuggle in tight, that’s right, like that.” The Australian author Mem Fox and the illustrator Jane Dyer’s 1993 bedtime favorite is now available in this padded board book edition. Even the most reluctant snoozers will find themselves lulled by the repetitive rhythms, as the parent sheep, cat, snake, and fish implore their babies to get some shuteye: “It’s time for bed, little sheep, little sheep, / The whole wide world is going to sleep.” Dyer’s watercolor illustrations are bucolic and beautiful. A sweet, soothing lullaby.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A perfect bedtime book We got this for our daughter (20 months old). Now she won't go to sleep without reading it at least twice. This book is wonderfully illustrated and calms her down as soon as we start reading. 01/14/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great book Great bedtime book for a 2 years old. 05/05/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LOVE this book! I received this as a baby shower gift. It's my favorite to read to my so I got this for a friend to read to her new little one! 05/29/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Perfect bedtime book! I flipped through this book in another store and immediately fell in love with it. The text and illustrations make it a perfect bedtime book. The verses are rhythmic and repetitive, ideal for infants and toddlers ("It's time for bed, little mouse, little mouse, Darkness is falling all over the house... It's time for bed, little goose, little goose, The stars are out and on the loose."). The illustrations are sweet and calm, like the cover, featuring a parent and little one on each new page. This board book is rather small, but it is a great size for my little ones who are 1 and 2. Walmart offered this book at a better price than the other store, so I ordered it through them and was pleased with the delivery and quality of the product. 07/23/2012
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