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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

The Big Bed

by (author) Bunmi Laditan

illustrated by Tom Knight

Publisher
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Initial publish date
Feb 2018
Category
Bedtime & Dreams
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780374301231
    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
    List Price
    $24.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1

Description

From Bunmi Laditan, the creator of the Honest Toddler blog, The Big Bed is a humorous picture book about a girl who doesn't want to sleep in her little bed, so she presents her dad with his own bed—a camping cot!—in order to move herself into her parents' big bed in his place. A twist on the classic parental struggle of not letting kids sleep in their bed.

About the authors

HONEST TODDLER lives in Montreal and enjoys attention, cake, television, running and games. Almost 270,000 adults follow HT on Twitter, and a television adaptation of HT’s writings is in development with Darren Star and 20th Century Fox. HT is also developing a method for turning broccoli into cookies—more details soon.

WEB: THEHONESTTODDLER.COM

TWITTER: @HONESTTODDLER

BUNMI LADITAN started her first media company at age eighteen. Soon after, she launched and sold a social networking site geared toward moms and began a social media agency, working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Mothering and iVillage, where her satirical pieces on parenting and politics have often gone viral. In May 2012, she created Honest Toddler, a character based on her youngest child. She lives with her family near Montreal.

Bunmi Laditan's profile page

Tom Knight's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A smart, charmingly manipulative kid trying to get what she wants makes for a fun (and diverse!) story that both children and adults can enjoy."—Kirkus Reviews
"This quirky and humorous bedtime book could be used to encourage children to explain their ideas in unique ways. It could also be used to encourage them to support their ideas with evidence." —School Library Journal
"Laditan’s arch and committed formality, punctuated with colloquialism for effective contrast, is supremely funny...Parents and children alike will snicker at this new take on the bedtime book."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)
"Every page is laugh-out-loud funny, as Laditan, with Knight’s expressive illustrations, expertly presents the girl’s matter-of-fact business approach."—Booklist

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