• Title: Bedtime Bunnies
  • Author: Wendy Watson
  • ISBN: 9780547223124
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bedtime Bunnies It s always somebody s bedtime somewhere in the world In this book it s bedtime for five little rabbits They come in from outdoors have a snack brush their teeth take a bath put on nightclothes
    It s always somebody s bedtime, somewhere in the world In this book it s bedtime for five little rabbits They come in from outdoors, have a snack, brush their teeth, take a bath, put on nightclothes, and listen to a story before being tucked in for the night Outside, we see snowflakes falling In the bunnies home, all is warmth and coziness and playfulness and love FoIt s always somebody s bedtime, somewhere in the world In this book it s bedtime for five little rabbits They come in from outdoors, have a snack, brush their teeth, take a bath, put on nightclothes, and listen to a story before being tucked in for the night Outside, we see snowflakes falling In the bunnies home, all is warmth and coziness and playfulness and love Four words per spread narrate the evening routine, and delightfully soft and spirited illustrations take readers into the bunnies world Young children who have this book as a bedtime companion are lucky indeed, especially if their own getting ready for bed rituals are as familiar and tender as those of the five bunnies.

    One Reply to “Bedtime Bunnies”

    1. Really great illustrations with so-so text. I like that the story is kept simple with single words accompanying various actions of the bunnies as they get ready for bed, but it felt a bit uneven to me because sometimes the pages rhymed and sometimes they didn't. It's part of a bedtime treasury though, so I'm sure we will read it again, it's just not a favorite.

    2. Bunnies are called to bed and go through the process with nothing but onomatopoeia words that are also alliterative.

    3. There are lots of authors getting touted out there these days who do picture books with elaborate texts that sail over kids heads, and others who do books that are dumber than dumb. Wendy Watson does neither--she's a mistress of the art of the picture book as it was meant to be.This book starts simply with with words "Bedtime, Bunnies!" and ends with "Goodnight, Bunnies". In between each two page spread has 4 action words that are sequenced perfectly, so that when read aloud they have a wonderfu [...]

    4. My newly-five-year-old son picked this book out from our local library last week. He likes bunnies. He did not, however, very much like the story. Probably because there wasn't one. The "story" is told in great onomatopoeia words, but that is all. That might work for very young listeners -- under three -- but my "sophisticated" five-year-old prefers a real story. The illustrations are almost adorable in a retro way. I found the bunnies a little odd-looking with their crazy eyes and their pin-thi [...]

    5. When it is bedtime for five little bunnies, the reader is taken through their nightly routine with the charming use of onomatopoeia to describe the action. The bunnies “skip and scurry” into the house where they “chomp and munch” a bedtime snack, “scrub and spit” at the sink, “swish and slosh” in the bath, “pop and zip” into their pajamas, “giggle and snuggle” during their bedtime story, and “bounce and jump” into bed. The illustrations appear to be done with pencil a [...]

    6. It's bedtime for the five little bunnies as their parents call, "Bedtime, Bunnies!" What follows is not so much a story as lively pictures and words that describe the going to bed process. First the bunnies come into the house - "skip, scamper, scurry, hop." Then they have either dinner or a snack - "chomp, munch, gobble, crunch." Brushing teeth, bathtime, putting on pajamas, and getting into bed follow until finally - "quiet, shush, hush, shh." A very sweet bedtime book.

    7. Five active little bunnies "skip scamper scurry hop" in from outside to begin their bedtime routine. Briefly and appropriate worded, this book offers an enjoyable and simple option for either bedtime readaloud or a night storytime. Illustrations are adorable. Was it just me who saw the last illustration in the book as Mommy and Daddy getting ready for their nightcap? Kids would never catch it but a tired parent may chuckle at the thought. ;)

    8. Five little bunnies get ready for bed. Instead of narrative text, Wendy Watson just gives four words per page, giving the idea of what's going on, usually through onomatopoeia. For example, the page showing the bunnies brushing their teeth just says "squirt, scrub, splutter, spit." A nice example of text and illustrations working well together.

    9. I loved this picture book for many reasons:-- This is a great picture book for even the youngest child. -- It has great vocabulary to describe the actions (skip, scamper, scurry, hop) -- The illustrations really complement the simple text on each page. -- This book is also great for print awareness.

    10. Bunnies on their way to bed follow a specific routine. Their route to bed is described through onomatopoeias (words that sound like sounds). It's a wonderful book that allows the reader to enjoy every single word.

    11. I never really know what to do with these Action Word books in a storytime. Sure, they're good for vocabulary, but there isn't a ton of context for them beyond the pictures. Might be good for a lapsit storytime.

    12. I'm a fan of action oriented picture books, but this is a lotta verbage. Still, could see this being used successfully in storytime if you're up for a physical challenge. Plus the illustrations remind me of "The Country Bunny and the Little Golden Shoes", a childhood favorite.

    13. It's bedtime for the bunnies and readers watch as they noisily make their way through their bedtime routines.Illustrations were rendered using pencil, watercolors, and acrylics. A good read loud for the youngest of listeners. PreK-2.

    14. simple book for toddlers, pictures aren't that big, but still nice to use because toddlers can go through all the typical evening activities - eating, drinking, brushing teeth, bathing, etc.

    15. onomonopia book about a big family at bedtime - all the words are just sound-words, no story. cute pictures.

    16. A pleasant bedtime story for young children with numerous sound and action words; I plan on using this in toddler time in the upcoming session.

    17. Bunnies skip, scamper, scurry, hop, chomp, munch, gobble, crunch, sip, slurp, guzzle, gulp, squirt

    18. Each step in the bunny family's bedtime routine is simply expressed in four words. I like the unusual, rhyming vocabulary and the soft-focus bunny family's cozy tree trunk home!

    19. Good book for any child. Watch as the bunnies get ready for bed. Beautiful pictures, simple word sequences, and fun storyline. Full of onomatopoeia.

    20. Although they succeed in getting their five bunnies to sleep, the bunny parents in this book don't look exhausted at the end! Nice, simple, textrfect for baby storytime!

    21. Illustrations reminded me of Margaret Brown's Goodnight Moon, simple words described activities the bunnies demonstrated.

    22. Cute! I'm not normally a fan of books that are just words here and there, no sentances, for story time, but I liked this one enough to try it today with my twos, and it worked reasonably well.

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