Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $1.32 (8%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Why Do I Have to Make My ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former library book with usual stickers and stamps. Clean copy.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? Hardcover – February 22, 2011

4.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$15.67
$8.87 $0.01

Summer is Storytime
Lion Lessons
Max and Ruby's Preschool Pranks
The Not So Quiet Library
$15.67 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

This lively picture book offers a great way to talk to kids about history: not the statesmen and generals but the lives of ordinary people at home. A boy who has already loaded the dishwasher, dusted off his video games, and picked up his toys wants to know why he has to make his bed. It’s “just going to get messed up again.” His complaints remind his mother of a story about when his grandmother was a little girl and fumed that she had already washed the dishes, dusted the rock ’n’ roll records, and picked up her hula hoops. Why did she have to make her bed? Her mother remembers her grandfather as a little boy, and the stories continue right back to cave times (“Me hunt mammoth. Me dust stalagmites”). Of course, young kids won’t get the exact time periods, but they will enjoy imagining kids’ messy daily lives and elemental standoffs long ago, all shown in the detailed, pencil-and-paint images, and for older readers, there are final notes about chores through the ages. Grades K-3. --Hazel Rochman

Review

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 14, 2010:
"With its clever premise, keenly observed visual comedy, and easygoing pedagogy (an excellent afterword draws more directly on scholarship), this book deserves a place on the shelves next to the Magic School Bus series."

Review, Booklist, January 1, 2011:
"This lively picture book offers a great way to talk to kids about history: not the statesmen and generals but the lives of ordinary people at home."

Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2011:
"A clever history book likely to spark conversations about times gone by."

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582463271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582463278
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.3 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,490,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
86%
4 star
14%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
We checked this book out from our local public library yesterday and I just read it to our boys (ages 6-11). We were all laughing so hard. Besides being interesting with the different time periods and what the children played with, it was so creatively written and funny! I guess it helped that I used a different voice for each character in the story, too. I've never seen my 6 year old laugh so hard. I'm sure we will read it several more times before we have to return it!
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My daughter and I really love this book; it's a fun read and we love the facts at the back about the different historical periods! The illustrations are nice and mesh so well with the writing. My daughter thinks the story is very funny and silly and really enjoyed it! I do think this book is appropriate for kids up to (and maybe even beyond) age 10 y.o.a. mainly because it is very informative and gives kids references of a sort to absorb. Would make a great book to add to your kids school library...I am donating a copy to our school library!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved this book! Such a fun way to answer the eternal question regarding bedmaking while teaching kids a little bit of history (even though they may not realize it). Colorful, expressive artwork complements the story's wit and sense of humor. Definitely a book I won't mind reading to my kids over and over again!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Colorful and entertaining book, but unlike other picture books it is educational too. It is a history book masquerading as a fun children's book and will finally answer the age-old children's question "Why do I have to Make my bed?".
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: children's