Bedtime for Mommy

Bedtime for Mommy


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When it's Mommy's bedtime, she begs her little girl —

Five more minutes?

Ok, but then brush your teeth!

But then Mommy wants another glass of water...another story...luckily this little girl is very patient!

A hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599903415
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 778,514
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the bestselling author of Little Pea, Little Oink, Duck! Rabbit!, Spoon, Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons as well as Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life for adults. She is the creator of a performance art movie called "The Beckoning of Lovely" in which lots of strangers do things together (see, is a frequent contributor on NPR, notably "Writers Block Party" on Chicago Public Radio, and is at work on many other books. See also Amy's website at Amy lives with her family in Chicago, IL.

Le Uyen Pham is the award-winning and best-selling illustrator of Julianne Moore's Freckleface books and the New York Times bestseller Grace for President as well as Big Sister, Little Sister and many other favorites. See LeUyen lives with her family in San Francisco, CA.

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Bedtime for Mommy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
PACEastRutherford More than 1 year ago
We bought it for our Great Nieces 5th Birthday - of course we had to read it - it's ADORABLE! So Cute - I can't wait till I send it to her - she's going to LOVE it and I'm sure read it several times also.
Sue_Corbett More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that I could easily see becoming a bedtime classic -- a role-reversal tale in which the beleaguered, increasingly weary caregiver must persuade her unwilling charge that it's time for shut-eye. The caregiver here is one of LeUyen's familiar freckle-faced little girls. It's mommy who pulls out all the usual stalling tactics -- "five more minutes" (at her computer), a glass of water, a story (just one, so mom chooses Anna Karenina) Well-executed, the story ends with our heroine having just one more thing to do before she can collapse herself -- get Daddy into bed. Told entirely in dialogue, after one or two readings some kids will not even need the book to act out the domestic drama found within. Like William Steig's Pete's A Pizza, this charming story is ready to leap from the pages and become a nighttime ritual for parents and their pint-sized masters.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little girl must put her mommy to bed. She has to go through the normal bedtime, bathtime routine. Funny and cute because of the role reversal. Then she must put daddy to bed.
kzrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is so far my favorite of Amy Rosenthal's books. I love a book that can make me laugh. I like how she puts a twist on reality. The daughter in this book is too precious, and she makes sure to give her mommy the same treatment she would normally get at bed time.
derbygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(easy, picture) I had to give this book five stars because as a mother, I would love if the tables were turned and someone tucked me in! In this story, the children do the nagging to put the "toys" away, check to make sure teeth were brushed long enough and say no to two bedtime books. This book is good for making not only the adults aware of what children go through at bedtime when they don't feel like putting away their toys or to stop playing for the day, but it may help children understand how hard mommy works.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is a role reversal. The little girl takes on the role of the parents at night and has to get her parents ready for bed. She suffers through the same challenges parents do, such as performing relentless requests. In the end, the parents watch their little girl sleep, knowing that their ploy had worked.
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BethK73 More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old daughter found this book amusing, especially when she tried to tuck me into her bed when I read it to her the first time..:)
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