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10 Minutes Till Bedtime - by Peggy Rathmann (Board Book)

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About this item

Highlights

  • Bedtime routines have never been so hilarious!
  • 2-5 Years
  • 7.6" x 6.6" Board Book
  • 42 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Bedtime & Dreams

Description



About the Book



The countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters arrives at the front door. Streaming into the room, their escapades accelerate as the countdown continues. Full-color illustrations.



Book Synopsis



Bedtime routines have never been so hilarious! Say good night with this fun read-aloud from the creator of Good Night, Gorilla.

The countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters arrives at the front door. "All aboard," shouts the child's pet hamster, and it's off to the kitchen for a snack, to the bathroom for toothbrushing, to the bedroom for a story. And just as the child starts to read, more hamsters stream through the front door and the escapades accelerate as the countdown continues. Now in a sturdy board book format, this favorite bedtime book will stand up to many story times, naptimes, and bedtimes.



Review Quotes




"Tales about stalling bedtime abound but none wag more cleverly than Rathmann's humorous picture book." -School Library Journal

"Will enchant any child who has listened to a similar countdown to lights out." -Kirkus Reviews




About the Author



Caldecott-medalist Peggy Rathmann was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the suburbs with two brothers and two sisters."In the summer we lolled in plastic wading pools guzzling Kool-Aid. In the winter we sculpted giant snow animals. It was a good life."
Ms. Rathmann graduated from Mounds View High School in New Brighton, Minnesota, then attended colleges everywhere, changing her major repeatedly. She eventually earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota.
"I wanted to teach sign language to gorillas, but after taking a class in signing, I realized what I'd rather do was draw pictures of gorillas."
Ms. Rathmann studied commercial art at the American Academy in Chicago, fine art at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, and children's-book writing and illustration at the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles.
"I spent the first three weeks of my writing class at Otis Parsons filching characters from my classmates' stories. Finally, the teacher convinced me that even a beginning writer can create an original character if the character is driven by the writer's most secret weirdness. Eureka! A little girl with a passion for plagiarism! I didn't want anyone to know it was me, so I made the character look like my sister."
The resulting book, Ruby the Copycat, earned Ms. Rathmann the "Most Promising New Author" distinction in Publishers Weekly's 1991 annual Cuffie Awards. In 1992 she illustrated Bootsie Barker Bites for Barbara Bottner, her teacher at Otis Parsons.
A homework assignment produced an almost wordless story, Good Night, Gorilla, inspired by a childhood memory.
"When I was little, the highlight of the summer was running barefoot through the grass, in the dark, screaming. We played kick-the-can, and three-times-around-the-house, and sometimes we just stood staring into other people's picture windows, wondering what it would be like to go home to someone else's house."
That story, however, was only nineteen pages long, and everyone agreed that the ending was a dud. Two years and ten endings later, Good Night, Gorilla was published and recognized as an ALA Notable Children's Book for 1994.
The recipient of the 1996 Caldecott Medal, Officer Buckle and Gloria, is the story of a school safety officer upstaged by his canine partner.
"We have a videotape of my mother chatting in the dining room while, unnoticed by her or the cameraman, the dog is licking every poached egg on the buffet. The next scene shows the whole family at the breakfast table, complimenting my mother on the delicious poached eggs. The dog, of course, is pretending not to know what a poached egg is. The first time we watched that tape we were so shocked, we couldn't stop laughing. I suspect that videotape had a big influence on my choice of subject matter."
Ms. Rathmann lives in northern California, on a ranch she shares with her husband, John Wick.
copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 6.6 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.05 Pounds
Suggested Age: 2-5 Years
Number of Pages: 42
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Bedtime & Dreams
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format: Board Book
Author: Peggy Rathmann
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2001
TCIN: 11997830
UPC: 9780399237706
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2789
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 6.6 inches width x 7.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.05 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
50% would recommend
2 recommendations

No written story, just illustrations and count down

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Nesting20 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
No written story. Just counts down the number of minutes. Interesting illustration but was not at all helpful in demonstrating bedtime routine in a way that I hoped for. My 2 year old likes books with more of a story.
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10 Minutes Till Bedtime (Board Book)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
luvmy3kids - 8 years ago
I have three children ranging in ages from 11-5 years old. This has been all of their favorites. We're on our third copy of it already because each one has been so loved and it's my go-to book gift for baby showers and friends. The book has never-ending possibility - look for the red balloon, where's the soccer ball, where's the guy taking photos and many other things to keep your kids (and mom & dad) interested and looking forward to reading this story again and again!
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