Time for Bed

by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer

"It's time for bed, little mouse, little mouse / Darkness is falling all over... read more

"It's time for bed, little mouse, little mouse / Darkness is falling all over the house..." The opening sentence sets the pattern for a gentle bedtime story in which a mother mouse, goose, cat, cow, horse, fish, sheep, bird, bee, snake, dog, deer and human call their babies to bed. Appealing watercolor paintings show each of the animals in their natural setting, only slightly anthropomorphized in that, like the human child, all the animals are struggling to stay awake just a little bit longer. (Ages 18 months-4 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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