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Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Soothe a child to sleep—and meet the most fetching menagerie of woodland babies ever!

It's sleepytime down in the woods, but not one of the baby animals is ready to go to bed. The bear cubs want to play, the little hedgehogs are hungry, the bunnies are peek-a-booing, the toadlets are singing—and their mamas are at their wits' end! Will Grandma Owl finally find a way to sett
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Candlewick (first published 2000)
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Holly
Oct 14, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it
This story is about a forest of animals trying to get its young ones to sleep.

Lovely illustrations and beautiful use of words. A very calming story with a very soothing rhythm. The pictures are lovely especially the irst double spread and the last double spread.

Would be a brilliant book to calm children down in an Early Years Setting.
Lindsey Duncan
This book would be great to learn about the animals in the forest. I think students could relate to not going to bed at night.
Misty
Feb 22, 2011 Misty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All the young animals throughout the woods are having too much fun playing to answer their moms’ attempts to get them into bed. Finally wise grandma owl lures them all to bed with a story. It’s a sweet book that the kids asked for over and over again so they could join in with the young animals as they said, “Uh uh” to protest bedtime.
Angela
Jun 30, 2010 Angela rated it it was amazing
Wonderful personable characters, 2-page impace with minimal text that introduces the name of the adult animal and the name applied to the babies of the same species (Mama rabbit and her bunnies), good facial expressions on creatures.
Bmack
Oct 22, 2014 Bmack rated it really liked it
Themes - bedtime, woods, animals. This book has large beautiful illustrations and shows different forest animal families getting ready for sleeytime. Complete with wise grandma owl giving them all a storytime!
Aimee
Sep 28, 2015 Aimee rated it it was amazing
Perfect book to read to toddlers before bed! In fact the message is that kids can only fall asleep after you read them a story! The illustrations are adorable... more cute bears and cute bunnies, which I can never get enough of, plus the cutest and most ridiculous looking frogs you'll ever see.
Jewel
Nov 12, 2012 Jewel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: with-the-kids
The boys rarely chose this book to read, but when we did it was a good quite book for bed time, they're too old for it now, but I'm keeping it for their younger brother. It's very beautifully illustrated.
Jason
Oct 19, 2016 Jason rated it really liked it
It's subtle but you can see the light getting slowly dimmer as we move from animal family to animal family. The illustrations parallel each other in a pleasant way. This seems simple on the surface, but there's a bit more thought put into it if you examine it more thoroughly.
Rose
Mar 16, 2009 Rose added it
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Paula
When their mothers announce that it is bedtime, the baby animals of the forest express their objections; but when wise old Grandma Owl hoots that it's storytime, they respond differently.
Athena
Apr 25, 2014 Athena rated it really liked it
A sweet, animal-themed bedtime story.
Brandi
Jan 22, 2014 Brandi rated it really liked it
An animal bedtime story sure to set the children on the road to sleepytime themselves. Wonderful, sweet illustrations.
Nisah Haron
Apr 20, 2014 Nisah Haron rated it really liked it
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Cute and cuddly. My little ones loved it.
MJ
out of print would like to have odc if comes back in
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Michelle
Nov 15, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Great for Teddy Bear sleepover program or bedtime storytime
Margaret Chind
This is really cute. We read it at the library, but I think I will be looking for the board book version for us. Another one to add in our collection.
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