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Get Out of Bed! Hardcover – September, 1998

4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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From Publishers Weekly

Opening with a slice-of-life scenario?Amy stays up till the wee morning hours watching TV and then cannot wake up for school?this paper-over-board book by the author of Love You Forever takes a preposterous twist. Amy's brother, father and mother, unable to rouse the sleepyhead and unable to stay home with her, carry her bed to school and deposit it (and her) in her classroom. The Daniels, who previously collaborated with Munsch for Good Families Don't, squeeze the humor out of this outlandish situation with rowdy cartoon pictures populated by near-caricatures. As the Daniels have it, Amy's classmates pile onto her bed during reading period (each with a copy of this book, opened to the very page its readers are on); use her as a table at lunch and as home plate during a recess ball game; and paint designs on her headboard, pillows and face in art class. After bounding out of bed the next day, the well-rested gal arrives at school to discover that her classroom is filled with beds, hammocks and sleeping bags... all inhabited by kids, a sight to which the illustrators do comic justice. This light book may not be one youngsters will feel compelled to return to repeatedly, yet it is punchy slapstick fun. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4-After staying up to watch "The Late, Late Show, The Late, Late, Late, Show, and The Early, Early, Early, Early Show," Amy falls so firmly asleep that her family can't get her up for school-so they drop her off still in bed. Having snored through arithmetic, reading, lunch, recess, and the trip home, Amy wakes, at last, the following morning, bright-eyed and starving, talking about the unusual dreams she had. As usual in a story by this author, repetitive structure creates an invitation to chime in, and few children will be able to resist the temptation to saw logs along with Amy as her brother, her parents, her dog, and even the school principal fruitlessly try to rouse her. Rumpled, energetic figures crowd the watercolor illustrations, providing an appropriately chaotic visual counterpart to the verbal rush and tumble. The concluding twist-Amy saunters into her classroom to find everyone but the reproachful teacher sacked out and buzzing away-makes a relatively weak punch line, but it's an obvious final cue for any group of young listeners. Another crowd pleaser from this popular author.
John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 470L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books; 1st edition (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590769774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590769778
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,695,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book was a hit at my house. My boy wanted it read every other night for weeks. It was funny and showed silly consequences of not going to bed. Kids won't want to end up like this child and at school in there bed!
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Amy the nightowl stayed awake to watch the Late Show. Then the Late, Late Show. Then the Late, Late, Late Show. THEN she watched the Early, Early, Early, Early Show. FINALLY, she went to bed.
You can imagine the consequences of this: she couldn't wake up the next day. Her family tries to wake her up (her brother even blows her hair off her face with the volume of his voice), but to no avail. What to do?? Brother has to go to school & mom and dad have to go to work, she can't stay home! So, they take her to school in her bed!
Now the fun REALLY begins!! Her teacher can't get her to wake up, no matter how loudly she bellows. She doesn't wake up through gym. She doesn't wake up through lunch. She doesn't even wake up through recess!! Finally, she's carted off back home in her bed where she sleeps through the night.
You can imagine what happens when she comes to school the NEXT day!!
Robert Munsch has written over 20 books, including the very popular "Love You Forever". His fun, fast-paced style will hold readers' interest as well as the bright, fun illustrations by Alan & Lea Daniel, the husband and wife team who have illustrated other works by Munsch.
The illustrations will rope readers in as quickly as the story when they see the teacher teaching reading in Amy's bed (the students hold a copy of "Get Out of Bed!" themselves, creating a fun reflection-in-the-mirror effect that sharp-eyed readers will love), Amy's nose being painted during art class, and the wonderful paintings of Amy's teacher trying to WAKE THAT GIRL UP!!
For any child who is a night owl (or, at least not an early bird) this book is a must.
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I read this book to my 4yo boys and they loved it! They are big Robert Munsch fans. Get Out of Bed is about a girl that stays up late one night and sleeps through the entire next day. Her parents take her school asleep and she goes through the entire day asleep.

Definitely a winner, especially before bedtime. Had my boys in giggles!
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This is a great story that went out of print. It's a shame. I read this story for my daughter who would not get out of bed in the morning and class rooms of elementary students who absolutely loved it and laughed so hard every time.
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the best!!!!! what a difference in the normaly bedtime or any time stories. most of the ones by this author have me laughing as I am reading, which only makes it that much better for my children!!
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A Kid's Review on July 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
`I really liked get out of bed.' I really liked were they tried to wake her up but she slept and wouldn't to get out of bed. My favorite Arthur is Robert Munsch. I think all of kid should read it.
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