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Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early

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Cheerful and observant, this rhyming story mirrors the bedtime rituals of children - brushing teeth, begging for a story, needing just one more glass of water - in the antics of a group of appealing young farm animals. We see bunnies gathered in footy pyjamas for a bedtime story, chickens flossing their teeth, and frogs singing lullabies. It's clever twist on a traditional ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Harry N. Abrams
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Amy
Sep 17, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
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Perl, E.& Bates, G. (2005). Chicken Bedtime is Really Early. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams Publishing.

Starred review Booklist 2005.

It is bedtime for the animals on the farm. This rhyming story is illustrated with bold, cut-out style illustrations. The colors progress with the passing of time: greens to blues to purples as it gets later, then back to reds and yellows as the sun comes up the next day. There are fun details that humanize the animals - a flossing chick, a weight-lifting rooster,
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Amy Harris
Dec 09, 2014 Amy Harris rated it really liked it
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Perl, E.& Bates, G. (2005). Chicken Bedtime is Really Early. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams Publishing.

Starred review Booklist 2005.

It is bedtime for the animals on the farm. This rhyming story is illustrated with bold, cut-out style illustrations. The colors progress with the passing of time: greens to blues to purples as it gets later, then back to reds and yellows as the sun comes up the next day. There are fun details that humanize the animals - a flossing chick, a weight-lifting rooster,
...more
Desi
Jun 19, 2015 Desi rated it liked it
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A fortunate pass-along book from a friend. Funny and whimsical and I love the illustrations of the tired and slightly put-upon parents as their wee'uns get ready for bed.
Laura
Nov 27, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
My son asked for this one a lot when we borrowed it from the library. We really enjoyed "bun-dads" & "footie pajamies".
Sabrina
May 04, 2010 Sabrina rated it liked it
Shelves: chilrens-books
This book was really cute. I would suggest it for a younger audience. The picture were very bright and texturedand had mny shapes incorporated in them. You could use this book for a math lesson as well. This would be a great book to read as an "activating strategy" for a unit on animals.
Peacegal
Mar 12, 2011 Peacegal rated it liked it
This is a nice little book about a large variety of animals on a fantasy farm getting ready for bed. The lighthearted verse offers up the idea that animal families aren't much different from our own. Everyone likes a nice warm sleeping spot and a kiss goodnight from Mama.
Mandy
Mar 09, 2013 Mandy rated it really liked it
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(3.5 stars)

The animals all go to bed at different times and with many different routines and stall tactics. Some of these things may be like bedtime at your home too!
Melissa
Mar 06, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This might be a fun way to introduce time to little ones. With each hour that an animal went to sleep, one of the children changed our clock to match the time.
Brian
Apr 26, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
Shelves: animals, picture-book
Could be utilized in so many different ways. From counting shapes for a math lesson, to teaching time this colorful book is good for all.
Craig
Oct 02, 2010 Craig rated it it was amazing
This is one of our daughter's current favorites. The pictures of baby rabbits in footie pajamas just might be the cutest thing ever.
Paula
Sep 16, 2011 Paula rated it liked it

Rhyming text describes how different animal mothers and fathers get their young ones ready for bed on the farm.
babyhippoface
Jun 17, 2009 babyhippoface rated it it was ok
While this is a nice bedtime book, Chicken Butt remains my favorite Erica Perl title, forever and all-time.
Shelli
Sep 12, 2011 Shelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Fun bedtime story about animals on a farm and their very different bed time routines.
Amy
Apr 05, 2009 Amy rated it it was amazing
I like the unruly hamsters. Henry likes how the chicks wear nightcaps to bed.
Maria
Used this for storytime, love the rhyming and the illustrations.
Martha
Aug 31, 2011 Martha rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
Love ths story and rhyming. Love the pictures. Hate the font.
Kris
Mar 24, 2008 Kris rated it really liked it
Really cute book although I find it to be a little long.
Erica Perl
Sep 05, 2008 Erica Perl rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Samantha Penrose
Jul 21, 2008 Samantha Penrose rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Very cute! A great bedtime story.
Andrea
Jan 29, 2008 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: children, parents
Great book to read to the kids.
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Jul 30, 2010 Machim added it
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Erica S. Perl is the author of the O.J. books: WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU O.J. (Sydney Taylor Award Notable Book, Amazon Best Book, multiple state book lists including MN, FL, VA, VT and RI) and ACES WILD.

She is also the author of many popular picture books, including DOTTY, CHICKEN BUTT!, and GOATILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS. A crowd-pleasing presenter dedicated to reaching all readers, she is available
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