Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 6
- Grade: p to 1
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.
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.
"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
Other titles by Bunmi Laditan
Help Me, God, I'm a Parent
Honest Prayers for Hectic Days and Endless Nights
Honest Prayers to a God Who Listens
Poems on the hot mess of motherhood
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
A Humorous Book About a not so Perfect Mom
Toddlers Are A**holes
It's Not Your Fault
The Honest Toddler
The Definitive Guide To Successful Parenting