Getting able for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.
The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap in all places—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!
This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and after all rock and rock and rock to sleep.
This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.
For a little one who is reluctant to go to bed, occasionally a silly book is just the ticket. And with regards to silly books, Sandra Boynton is the undisputed queen. In The Going to Bed book, an ark full of animals watches the sun go down and then prepares for bed. They take a bath (“in one big tub”), find pajamas, brush their teeth, do exercises up on deck (consider an elephant jumping rope, a moose lifting weights, and a pig doing handstands), and after all say good night.
The moon is high. The sea is deep.
Boynton’s inimitable animal characters have graced the pages of scads of picture books through the years. She has an ordinary knack for knowing what appeals to small children: simple rhymes, goofy animals in goofy settings, and sweet, comforting stories. This book, at the side of her many other board-book titles (Moo, Baa, La La La!, But Not the Hippopotamus, and others) will definitely remain a favorite. (Baby to preschool) –Emilie Coulter
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