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The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds [Kindle Edition]

Marisabina Russo
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Here's the perfect bedtime read-aloud for the very youngest child. The text is filled with fun noises—click clack, click clack—and a repeating refrain—good night, good night, sleep tight—that's sure to have kids chiming in as they follow the antics of these bunnies who won't stay in bed. Kids will identify with the mischievous bunnies and their desire to play. Meanwhile, parents will empathize with Mama and Daddy's struggle to get them to sleep.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2–Three bunny siblings find much better things to do than go to sleep. Each time their parents look in on them, they are playing with cars or trains or pretending to be cowboys and even a marching band. Despite numerous warnings, the noisy little creatures just cannot stay in their beds. Finally the house is quiet, but when the youngsters creep down the hall and discover their parents fast asleep, they plan to play all night long. But soon a new noise is heard, the snoring of bunnies who have played themselves to sleep. A simple pattern moves this tale along. Mama and Daddy are trying to wind down for the evening with a bit of reading and some tea and carrot cake, but loud sounds from the bedroom send them repeatedly upstairs to admonish their children and put them back in bed. The colorful, folksy gouache illustrations bring real personality to the text with expressions of exasperation, amusement, and joy. The text is placed in and around the art and has a large, bold font to emphasize the raucous sounds of the little rabbits. Despite the winning illustrations, the tale seems a bit stale and overly long.–Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

From the inviting jacket picturing three bunnies jumping on their beds to the last good-night line, the antics of these mischievous cuties will command repeated bedtime readings. After tucking in their little bunnies and saying good night, Mama and Daddy settle down to read. Soon, however, telltale sounds reveal that the bunnies are not in their beds. "Click Clack": the bunnies are setting up train tracks on the floor. "Clip Clop, Clip Clop": they are riding hobbyhorses. "Zoom, Zoom": they are racing cars. Mama and Daddy are stern: "No more tracks, no more trains, no more horses, no more cars. No more mischief!" In the end, the bunnies still seem to have outsmarted their parents; but have they? The simple design, charmingly attired bunnies, and witty details (Mama is reading Hare Raising Stories)in the gouache illustrations add a cozy layer of warmth to this fresh, engaging take on a familiar scenario. The sound effects, rendered in large type, will inspire a chorus of giggles as well as plenty of participation. Good night; sleep tight. Julie Cummins
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Product Details

  • File Size: 29056 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (February 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ZPGCR2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Giggle, Not a Wiggle, NOT A SOUND. August 26, 2013
There are, you know, not that many books that parents and young children can enjoy together. I can't tell you how many times my four-year-olds have handed me a book, and I just cringe, because I don't want to read that book ever again. Some of that is over-familiarity, some of it is because the book is dated or cloying, and some of it is just the whole mind-numbing commercialism of some kids' books - Clifford, the Big Red Dog, I am looking at YOU - but this one is good. Mischievous bunnies! Dress-up! Stressful bedtimes with hectoring lectures from Mommy and Daddy, who just want a little piece and quiet. And a nice, quiet, sleepy-time ending. Buy this book for you, and read it to your kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Naughty little bunnies April 21, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My two-year old loves this book. I think he lives vicariously through them. The book is very engaging and every parent and child has lived through some version of this. It has a cute little spin on it. It's fun to read out loud because the writing flows really well for that. Highly recommend the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Woes + Bunnies January 22, 2015
Ever had kids who just will not go to bed? They seem to think that bedtime is optional and that playtime is supposed to be all the time? Well, then you might have a time or two in common with these two rabbit parents who have bunny triplets who keep getting out of bed. They get up and play with their toys, no matter what their parents say! Actually they’re quite badly behaved for bunnies. After the parents fall asleep, the bunnies think they will stay up all night and play but eventually they fall asleep as well. May be a good book to read to a child who will just not stay in bed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful bedtime book June 5, 2007
My toddler loves this book -- we've checked it out from the library 3 times now, & I'll have to buy it soon. Listening to him repeat the sounds the bunnies make, or identify what mischief they're up to each time, is too precious for words. And I have no clue where the "too long" shot came from in the editorial review above. It's just the right length to help wind down into sleepytime.

The illustrations are precious, it must be added. I think this book will become a bedtime "classic."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than a hot toddy? January 21, 2008
Three bunnies do NOT want to go to sleep--they'd rather play trains, trombones, and tricks, but eventually they wear themselves out and follow their parents' lead into dreamland. The beginning endplate is in vibrant color, a view of their home, and the final endplate is black and white, reminiscent of Goodnight Moon's alternating black and white/color, and the bunnies may indeed be great grand children of that one bunny in the great green room those many years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars preschool pleaser October 2, 2009
By Janet
Despite the negative comment by Ms Callegari 0f School Library Journal about being overlong, the book is absolutely on target for preschoolers. Our little guy, who received a copy for his 4th birthday, had the cheerful text memorized after only a few readings and it's his current bedtime fave. While not a perfect model of little ones settling into bed to immediately drift off to dreams, it hysterically presents bedtime reality.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter's favorite book September 15, 2010
This book is cute, sweet, well-illustrated, and just the right length. Each time I read, "What is that noise?" daughter responds, "sounds like the bunnies are not in their beds!" It contains just enough plot and visual stimuli for a preschooler. It is definitely one of our favorites!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best fun for bed May 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
my 3 yr old is enthralled l ed with this book. sounds and silly behavior abound! Every bunny should read this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute book for little ones.
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love being able to relate to the parents. Fun to read over and over.
I absolutely adore this story. I read it at a friend's house and then bought it for my 4yo niece who was struggling with bedtime rules. The rhythm is gentle and calming. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SC
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
My grandson loved this book. Could it be because most kids secretly wish they could be as naughty as the bunnies?
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
This book is a great bedtime story for those little "bunnies" who don't like to get in their beds right away. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lee Lee Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
granddaughter loves it
Published 9 months ago by JIM SCHWOERER
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story before bed
My kids love this book! It's just like them too. It's not too long and not too short. Your kids will enjoy this book.
Published 11 months ago by Ronald L. Nadeau
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Gave this as a gift to a niece a few years ago. She told me it had been one of her children's favorites. So I bought another for my Granddaughter. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mar Gram
5.0 out of 5 stars What's All That Noise?
Both my two year-old and seven year-old enjoy this book. Especially the two year-old, who appreciates the repetition of key phrases so that she can join in. Highly recommended.
Published 16 months ago by Thomas M. Schouweiler
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best bedtime books ever! Don't miss it!
This is one that is demanded every night! And i can't help but feel joy myself every time I see what those mischievous little bunnies are up to. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ullanta
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite of ours!
I have been reading this book to my son at bedtime since he was three years old. The story is funny and entertaining. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Curious George
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