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Dad! I Can't Sleep Paperback – October 23, 2007

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Ages 2-5. A funny picture book from England revitalizes the usual bedtime scenario of a child calling for attention from an increasingly overwrought parent. Little Panda can't sleep. At first Dad is patient. He climbs the stairs, kisses Little Panda good night, brings him a drink. Then Dad shows Little Panda how to count sheep. He still can't sleep. "Count cows!" Dad shouts. Count pigs or tigers. Elephants. Dinosaurs. Each picture shows a very wide awake Little Panda, propped up on the pillow, counting carefully on his fingers as the creatures he counts bound across the walls and ceiling. Then in a final surprise, angry Dad bounds up the stairs, pushes open the door--and four pages open out to show the garish creatures packed together in the bedroom and all wanting a drink. The lively pictures express the comic fantasy that's both zany and reassuring. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"This book is ideal for reading with children of two and over, and for five year olds and over to read for themselves."  —The Lady


"Highly colored and quite different from Seal Surfer, this book was fallen upon by four- and five-year-olds who demanded it over and over again."  —Child Education


"Pin (the fold-out giant picture) on the celing to amuse and absorb any recalcitrant child."  —Oxford Times


"This clever and witty book ends with a delightful pull-out page featuring all the animals 'counted.'"  —The Voice  


"A familiar situation with a witty twist."  —Practical Parenting
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press (October 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842706993
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842706992
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.1 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,920,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By G. Welker on April 21, 2000
Format: Library Binding
This is the one of the cutest children's books I've read. It lightheartedly captures a parent's frustration with a child who won't go to sleep. And, it perfectly identifies with the child who just can't put out of his mind all the excitement of the day. Such a cute and surprising ending. It makes me and my son laugh everytime!
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Format: Paperback
Dad! I Can't Sleep
Little Panda can't sleep so he calls to his mom for a drink. Mom tells Dad it's his turn, since she's "done enough today". So while Mom continues to read the paper, Dad stops ironing the laundry to check on Little Panda. When Little Panda still can't sleep, Dad stops putting away the laundry (Mom is watching TV) and tells him to count sheep. When Little Panda still can't sleep, Dad tells him to try cows, then tigers, then elephants ... until Dad (who finally has to stop doing laundry; Mom is still watching TV and is now drinking tea) arrives in Little Panda's room to get a big surprise!
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This is one of my kids' favorite bedtime story. I bought this for them to read to my grandkids.
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