- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Golden Press; 11th Printing edition (1967)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307165299
- ISBN-13: 978-0307165299
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.5 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tibor Gergely's Great Big Book of Bedtime Stories Hardcover – 1967
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The stories are wonderful for both children and adults with beautiful art on nearly every page. With over 30 stories across over 300 pages, readers are sure to have favourites that they will love and remember for years. Some stories are told as poems but are short and fun with large artworks per page that children won't be bored of. Some of my family's favourite stories include "Little Yip-Yip and His Bark", "Tootle", "The Happy Man and His Dump Truck", "Lion's Cub's Busy Day", "Rupert the Rhinoceros", "The Deep Blue Sea" and "The Happy Little Whale". All of the stories have happy endings and pleasant experiences. The stories vary in maturity of the situations and style of writing allowing for different stories for different ages. For a book with so many art on every page, there aren't any scary images, although the circus story has an image of a clown, which still scares me a bit, and the story with the rhinoceros can be scary story-wise but not art-wise.
The book has a very thick hard-cover but does not feel durable. The spine of the book is very weak and flimsy. I once owned this book when I was a child and after some years of use the pages started falling out. I realised that opening the book more than a 90-degree angle over extended use can lead to this problem. I recommend you don't open the book too much and be careful among little children opening it as well.
This is a very rare book. I'm glad to have found this on Amazon. The stories are great and memorable and will encourage you to come back to your favourite ones even when you're an adult. The book requires that you take very, very good care of it (which I will do now that I'm older). If you want a bedtime story book that is sure to span generations of families, please get this (new or used) as it is rare and can get more and more expensive and hard to get as time passes. This has got to be the best bedtime story book ever.
I agree with the previous reviewer, that this is one book to be handed down through the family. Or, just hang on to it to enjoy for yourself. I love children's books and this is one of the ones that I will hang on to.
Christopher and the Columbus by Kathryn and Byron Jackson
A Day in the Jungle by Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Jolly Barnyard by Annie North Bedford
Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River by Gertrude Crampton
Tootle by Gertrude Crampton
Travel by Kathleen N. Daly
Little Red Riding Hood by Elsa Jane Werner
Little Gray Donkey by Alice Hunt
Five Little Firemen by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd
Animal Gym by Beth Greiner Hoffman
The Taxi That Hurried by Lucy Sprague Mitchell, Irma Simonton Black, and Jessie Stanton
A Year in the City by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
The Merry Shipwreck by Georges Duplaix
The Three Bears by Elsa Jane Werner
Seven Little Postmen by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd
Little Yip-Yip and His Bark by Kathryn and Byron Jackson
Houses by Elsa Jane Werner
The Happy Man and His Dump Truck by Miryam
Lion Cub’s Busy Day by Barbara Shook Hazen
The Seven Sneezed by Olga Cabral
Rupert the Rhinoceros by Carl Memling
Make Way for the Thruway by Caroline Emerson
Daddies by Janet Frank
Wheel on the Chimney by Margaret Wise Brown
The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter
About the Seashore by Kathleen N. Daly
Animal Orchestra by Ilo Orleans
The Deep Blue Sea by Bertha Morris Parker and Kathleen N. Daly
Gergely’s Colden Circus by Peter Archer
The Happy Little Whale by Jane Werner Watson and Kenneth Norris
The Golden Year by Peggy Parish
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of wonderful stories and beautiful pictures in this fantastic book.Published 12 months ago by Becky Home Ecy
I had this book as a child and just had to start my child's library with this one!Published 14 months ago by Jamie Craven
This book arrived in great condition. The stories are wonderful and they have been enjoyed by my little one.Published 17 months ago by Jonathon Rodgers
It made my daughter cry ..she loved having a book from her childhoodPublished 19 months ago by Pauline Cahill
The binding of the book was completely broken. I'll have to have the book rebound.Published 20 months ago by Elena
This was a bedtime storybook that my dad used to read to my sister and I before bed. I love it and was so happy to find it on here. I Love it - extremely happy with my purchase!Published 22 months ago by foxxyfisher23
Very disappointed. This was a different book from what I was led to believe. Not only was the cover different (seller shows the American version of cover on his site, but it's not... Read morePublished on April 17, 2014 by Denise T.