"Nine minutes till bedtime," Father insists, oblivious to the burgeoning hamster parade. At the 8-minute marker, the hamsters and the boy are in the kitchen for a pre-bedtime snack. One little guy is standing on top of a fruit bowl, lowering a cherry cluster with a string and paper clip. Hamster number 10 is trying to feed an animal cracker to the boy's fuzzy bedroom slipper. "Seven minutes till bedtime!" reminds Father as creative tooth-brushing progresses. But what's this? It's the 5-minute countdown marker, and the faint light of hamster headlights appears out the window. More tourists are on their way! Buses, trucks, taxis, and golf carts full of rodents are driving up the sidewalk! Hilarious hamster hijinks ensue. If you're not seeing the appeal here, it's like this: each spread is turbocharged with dozens of winsome, adorable details that will keep youngsters giggling and entranced--and counting to 10--time after time. Peggy Rathmann, author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, offers readers a rollicking rodent romp that ends with a goodnight kiss and many, many closed eyelids. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright © 1998 Peggy Rathmann, published by Putnam Books, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 2 to 8) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A great bedtime book for little ones. Very few written words, but the illustrations are packed full of characters and antics to be discussed with young children.Published 21 days ago by Lupine Green
I've been reading this as a granny for 3 years now. I don't leave it with the grands; I being it with me. Special moments. GrannyfrannyPublished 1 month ago by Frances T. Colamatteo
Peggy Rathmann is amazing. I love looking for the small details she puts in. I recommend Goodnight Gorilla and the Day the Babies Ran Away as well.Published 1 month ago by Daniel D. Wall
I bought this book to read to my grandchildren but it is just fun to look at all the crazy distractions in that last 10 minutes before bedtime. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Auntie Em
A perfect countdown book! I started reading this at bedtime when my granddaughter was 3. We looked for repeated items (hint: the banana), "Grandpa's Motorcycle" (motorcycle... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laurel
We received this book as a present when my daughter was not quite 2. It was a hit initially because of the colorful drawings and because of the way I announced each minute (like a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan Taylor
10 Minutes Til Bedtime is one of my favorite books from when my son was little (bought this for a baby shower). The drawings are very clever. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carol Moreland
We read this book quite often before bed. In fact, my grandson likes to read it to me. The illustrations are great.Published 6 months ago by Kathy