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Time for bed / Mem Fox ; illustrated by Jane Dyer.

Fox, Mem, 1946- (Author).
Book Book (c1993.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1993.
28 of 30 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 0152010661
  • ISBN: 0152881832 :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
General Note: "Gulliver books."
Summary: As darkness falls parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep.
Authors: Dyer, Jane, (ill.).
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 1993 August #2
    Filling each spread, Dyer's (illustrator of the Piggins books and of Baby Bear's Bedtime Book ) commanding yet gentle, large-scale watercolors are the key to the appeal of this bedtime lullaby. Fox ( Possum Magic ; Guess What? ) offers sweet but slim verse that bids good night to a selection of animals being cuddled and coddled by their mothers, all endearingly rendered at eye-level. The rhymed couplets have a pleasantly lilting rhythm, if an occasionally trite rhyme scheme: ``It's time for bed, little sheep, little sheep, / The whole wide world is going to sleep.'' After viewing the various animals nodding off, youngsters will take their bedtime cue from a cherubic toddler, whose blond head falls into a pillow covered with golden stars as mother offers a hug and the text concludes: ``The stars on high are shining bright-- / Sweet dreams, my darling, sleep well . . . / good night!'' Ages 2-6. (Sept.) Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2005 January #4
    "Dyer's commanding yet gentle, large-scale watercolors are the key to the appeal of this bedtime lullaby," wrote PW of the hardcover edition of Time for Bed by Mem Fox, now available in an oversize board book edition. A host of parents nudge their little ones to sleep, from a mouse to a sheep to the final image of a smiling human mother tucking in her child. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2001 November #1
    A board book edition of Mem Fox's Time for Bed, illus. by Jane Dyer, is included in the Time for Bed Gift Set. As the baby animals settle down for a good night's sleep, youngsters will be lulled by the soothing, repetitive text, and the sturdy, beautifully crafted nightlight nestled alongside the book in a handsome package will assuage any fear of the dark. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1993 October
    PreS-Gr 2-Charming illustrations and comfortable rhymes characterize this appealing bedtime book. A twilight mood is set by dusky endpapers sprinkled with twinkling yellow stars, and by a title page showing a mother reading to a child. Double-page spreads feature animal pairs, each with a parent settling its offspring down for the night. An orange tabby kitten receives a soothing bath, a sleepy blue bird is tucked into a warm nest, and a delicate fawn curls up against its mother. Each babe is lulled by a gently rhyming couplet beginning with the phrase, ``It's time for bed.'' Dyer's watercolor illustrations are dear. Large, clearly drawn animals are placed against backgrounds of vivid hues. A variety of landscapes keeps each scene looking fresh as a foal settles down in a moonlit meadow, a pair of fish blow bubbles in blue water, and two snakes curl up in overgrown grass. Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection. A wonderful bedfellow for Ginsburg's Asleep, Asleep (Greenwillow, 1992).-Joy Fleishhacker, New York Public Library Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.

Citation:

Fox, Mem. "Time for bed." San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

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