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Petey's Bedtime Story Paperback – October 19, 1995

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From Publishers Weekly

According to PW, Cleary's tale about a boy who loves bedtime and all the relevant preparations "is as buoyant and as amiable as its hero." Ages 5-up.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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PreSchool-Grade 3-Unlike most preschoolers, Petey loves to go to bed. After his nightly bath/book/chase-around-the-dining-room ritual, his parents carry him off to his room. Petey then requests the story of his birth, and quickly takes over the telling from his father. His embellished version includes a run-in with a police officer, a fire truck, and his mother racing through the hospital halls in a wheelchair, and ends with Petey entering the world wearing cowboy boots, green overalls, and a bow tie. Small's cartoonlike watercolors, done in the same playful style as Imogene's Antlers (Crown, 1988), are appropriate to the action. The artist shows Petey as the busy kid he seems to be, living in a home with toys everywhere and parents who never look uptight. In all, this is an enjoyable foray into the bedtime genre, portraying a parent-child relationship similar to that in Angela Johnson's Tell Me a Story, Mama (Orchard, 1989), but with a bit of wild abandon.
Lynn Cockett, Nutley Public Library, NJ
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD510L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (October 19, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688143903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688143909
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,703,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. She makes her home in coastal California.

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This story amused my 3 & 5 year olds to tears, especially the story of his birth. The Hospital scenes, Petey's imagination, and the vibrantly funny illustrations were a perfect match. The colorful but simple storyline read quickly, humored the young as well as the old. This book is a real must for 3-6 year olds... and 30+...
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Kids love to prolong bedtime as long as possible. Petey is no different. One night before bed after prayers, water and checking for monsters Petey wants a bedtime story. His mom and Dad both read him a book. Then he wants his Dad to tell the story of the night Petey was born. His Dad sugests that since Petey knows the story by heart maybe he should tell it. Petey tells the story and adds lots to it as he goes. Soon his paretns are asleep instead of Petey. This is a very cute bedtime story for little children.
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My 5 year old grandson is a big Beverly Cleary fan. He asks for this story over and over at bedtime. He loves the silly surprises and the illustrations are wonderful. David Small is a genius.
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