Published by Sourcebooks Jaberwocky
Summary: As a mother tries to corral her unwilling child into bed, she uses all kinds of animal comparisons to get him interested. The child’s eyes are as wide as an owl’s; he coils under his blankets like a snake, then clings to his mother like a koala. After the lights are out, he bounds out of bed like a wolf to get a glass of water, then lopes back like an antelope. Inevitably, the child appears at his parents’ bedside in the middle of the night, and they welcome the owl, snake, koala, etc.–and one small child–into bed with them. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A fun bedtime story–what little kid doesn’t love pretending to be an animal?–with large, eye-catching collage and acrylic illustrations.
Cons: Dad seems to be a pretty passive parent, leaving all the bedtime struggles to Mom.