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Time for Bed, Old House

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Time for Bed, Old House

author: Janet Costa Bates
illustrator: AG Ford

Isaac is excited about having a sleepover at Grandpopís house, but heís a little nervous about being away from home for the first time. Luckily, his knowing Grandpop tells him itís not quite time to go to bed yetófirst, he needs Isaacís help in putting the house to bed. Quietly and slowly, they move from room to room, turning out lights and pulling down shades, as Grandpop gently explains the nighttime sounds that Isaac finds unfamiliar. Now itís time to read the house a bedtime story (Isaac is good at reading the pictures). By the time the house is settled in for the night, Isaac and Grandpop are ready for bed, too. Janet Costa Batesís tender story and A. G. Fordís cozy illustrations will have familiesóand extended families or friendsóeager to take a wise Grandpopís cue and embrace a new nighttime tradition.

At Isaacís first sleepover, he gets to help Grandpop with a very special routineóputting the house to bedóin a story thatís just right for children visiting a new place, or for adopting a new ritual at home.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $0.00
1536225614 /  9781536225617
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Picture Books / EBook
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / N/A
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Native American; African American & Black; Family;
author’s comments:
Janet Costa Bates is the author of Seaside Dream, illustrated by Lambert Davis, which was named a Lee and Lowís New Voices Honor Book. She lives in Massachusetts, where she and her husband enjoy having their grandchildren visit for sleepovers.
illustrator’s comments:
A. G. Ford is a New York Times best-selling childrenís book illustrator and recipient of two NAACP Image Awards. His previous picture books include Hello, Iím Johnny Cash by G. Neri, Goal! by Mina Javaherbin, and Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams. A. G. Ford lives in Frisco, Texas.
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