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Petey's Bedtime Story

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Petey's in no hurry to go to sleep, but he loves being put to bed -- the bath, the books, the hugs, the chases, and, best of all, the story of the day he was born. One night, with Mommy and Daddy too sleepy to go on, Petey tells his own version of the day he came stomping into the world, cowboy boots and all!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 19th 1995 by HarperCollins (first published 1993)
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Jan 24, 2016 Megan rated it really liked it
It was about a boy named Petey's and what he does before bed. He tells a story of himself.
Jul 25, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it
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I didn't know Beverly Cleary had any picture books. We picked this up at the library and my 7 year old read it to himself in the car. He thought it was so funny that he wanted to read it to me later. (And he typically tells me that he doesn't like reading out loud, so I was pleased to let him read to me). It was a fun story, though a tad long for a picture book. My son loved the pictures.
Dec 05, 2013 Helen rated it it was amazing
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For me, the pinnacle achievement of this Beverly Cleary picture book were the illustrations. As energetic, enthusiastic, ADHD Petey races tirelessly through his beloved bedtime rituals, the illustrations show modern, exhausted, overworked parents, who have clearly lost all patience with their son as he refuses to go to bed. Made me laugh every time I read it.
Nov 04, 2010 Greta rated it really liked it
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Reading this made me think of my children's bedtime routine. It's much shorter now, at least for our son, but our little girl has Petey down just perfectly! Very funny!
May 01, 2009 Tricia rated it it was ok
Not to discount the author, but this book was difficult to read. So many words and the story lost even me, as the adult reader. I never did get the story...eek.
Oct 23, 2009 Michelle rated it did not like it
Way too long....
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Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour. Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice ("Beezus"), Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse.

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