Saturday, March 14, 2015

14th March Beds, Sheep and Sleep.

I had been meaning to write more about beds and sleep because I have found it fascinating what is being borrowed from the library display. I thought of three topics and each is really a blog on its own, but this week I ran out of time to write each night. So here is an amalgamation.

Topic 1 Magic Beds
Probably the most famous book for this category is Bed Knob and Broomsticks by Mary Norton. Every child who had had this story read to them yearns for a bed like this. Another short novel that my children love is Ten in a Bed by Allan Ahlberg. Here a girl named Dinah Price is visited by a number of fairytale characters while she is in bed. But there are picture books too where the bed is capable of magic journeys and occurrences. Try:
The Magic Bed by John Burningham
Big Bouncy Bed by Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds
Luke and his Amazing Space Bed by Luke Sheridan and Jen McCartney
Outer Space Bedtime Race by Robert Sanders and Brian Won

Topic 2 Counting Sheep
How can there be so many stories about counting sheep when trying to sleep? My favourite is The 108th Sheep by Ayano Imai, but there are lots of others:
One More Sheep by Mij Kelly and Russell Ayto
When Sheep Cannot Sleep by Satoshi Kitamura
The Sleep  Sheep  by Anna McQinn and Hannah Shaw
Counting Sheep  by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell

Topic 3  What's Under the Bed?
Starting with books that have that as the title:
What's Under the Bed? by Joe Fenton
What's Under the Bed by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
There's an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
Under the Bed by Paul Bright and Ben Cort
The Crocodile Under the Bed by Judith Kerr
Emus Under the Bed by Leann J. Edwards

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