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Fred's Bed (Harper Growing Tree) Hardcover – May 8, 2001

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reS-"`I need a new bed,' said Fred." The game begins with his mother offering him various sleeping arrangements such as an eagle's nest (too high), a rabbit hole (too deep), "lying on the sand/in a camel's favorite spot" (too hot), and so on. The rhyming text will appeal to children who can relate to Fred's need to relinquish his crib for a "big boy's" bed. Listeners will soon catch on to his refrain, "I need another kind of bed," and Mama's sly reply, "You do?" At the end the youngster receives a beautiful bed that he says is "Just right!" Adinolfi's vibrant color illustrations will hold the attention of the jumpiest toddler, and the sturdy pages are perfect for little hands to turn. Singer's joyful short text is ideal for storytimes. The title is also the perfect choice for parents looking for a way to encourage reluctant toddlers to give up their cribs.

Olga R. Kuharets, Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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About the Author

Marilyn Singer has written over fifty books for young readers, including poetry, fairy tales, mysteries, and young adult novels. Marilyn and her husband, Steve Aronson, live in Brooklyn, New York, where the weather in March is sometimes stormy and cold and sometimes warm and sunny.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: Harper Growing Tree
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival (May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694014516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694014514
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,998,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City high schools for several years, she began to write - initially film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides, and film strips. Then, one day, when she was sitting in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, she penned a story featuring talking insect characters she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories, and in 1976, her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published by E.P.Dutton & Co.

Since then, Marilyn has published over eighty books for children and young adults. Her genres are many and varied, including realistic novels, fantasies, non-fiction, fairy tales, picture books, mysteries and poetry. She likes writing many different kinds of books because it's challenging and it keeps her from getting bored.

Marilyn currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Steve; their standard poodle Oggi, seen in the home page photo; a cat named August ; two collared doves named Jubilee and Holiday; and a starling that says, "Hi. How are you? Sweet Birdie. Okay!" Her interests include ballroom/Latin dancing, dog training, reading, hiking, bird-watching, gardening, playing computer adventure games, and going to the movies and the theatre. She's also a major Star Trek fan.

Marilyn is the former host of the AOL Children's Writers Chat and currently co-hosts the Poetry Blast at various conferences. Visit her web site: www.marilynsinger.net.

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Format: Hardcover
Cute rhymes and a fun little bed time read. It was not a favorite but a cute book non the less.
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