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Iris and Walter: The Sleepover (Iris and Walter)

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Iris cannot wait to have her first sleepover at her best friend Walter's house. They will put on a puppet show. They will ride Walter's horse Rain in their pyjamas. They will stay up very, very late. But on the big night, when it is time for bed after all the fun, Iris lies awake missing Grampa's songs, her parents' kisses, and Baby Rose sleeping nearby. Maybe, just maybe, ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 2002)
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Laura
Nov 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone!
I liked this book a lot because I could relate to it well from experiences when I was young. This book can be used when children get homesick letting them know that it's okay to be homesick and go home if you're not ready for sleepovers.
Talia Smart
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
What a sweet story of a first sleepover! I loved the supportive families and evocative illustrations.
Dolly
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a sweet story about a child's first experience with a sleepover. They are exciting, but can also be scary and uncomfortable for a child who has not spent nights away from home. The illustrations are very expressive and help convey the changing emotions throughout the tale. We enjoyed reading this story together and has good timing as our girls are just beginning to have sleepovers (though so far they've been at our house.)

We will certainly look for more books in the Iris and Walter serie
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Becky
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Iris and Walter are best, best friends. Iris is super-super excited to sleep over at Walter's house on Saturday night. It will be her very first sleepover, ever. And she's mostly excited, at times, a wee bit nervous, but mostly excited. The two have great fun together, it is everything she ever hoped it would be, but, as the hours go by, the homesickness gradually becomes stronger than the excitement and fun. Iris admits that she wants to go home...

I am definitely liking Iris and Walter!
Rebecca Ann
This was a very short easy chapter book good for beginning readers grade 1 or 2.

red flags-irish is shirtless in one scene but since she is a very little girl I doubt most would find this offensive.
Kim
My 7yo read this book while listening to it on a CD. Good times.
Shawn
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: easy-reader, psu-2013
Iris' first attempt at a sleepover at Walter's house results in a not-unusual outcome, with reassurance for Iris and the reader. Gr. 1-3.
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This was not my favorite book. It started out exciting, but I felt kind of let down by the ending.
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