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.
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From School Library Journal
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
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