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10 Minutos y a la cama?

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,080 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
It's almost bedtime At I Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters--with ten offspring wearing jerseys numbered from one to ten--arrives at the door. There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do But with the help of the Hamsters' 10-Minute Bedtime Tour (guided by his own per hamster), the little boy is able to get his toys put away, his paja ...more
Board Book, 16 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Putnam Juvenile (first published September 28th 1998)
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Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
This is a super book! With so few words, you might think it would be a quick read, but the pictures are so detailed and hilarious that you'll want to spend a long time on each page. As the boy's father reads the newspaper (turned to the travel section), he announces "10 minutes till bedtime. The boy and his hamster are looking out the window and the hamster announces, "They're coming." "They" are a family of hamsters who have signed up for the "10 Minutes Til Bedtime Tour." All the boy's oblivio ...more
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, good-night
Wandering down nostalgia lane. I can't say enough about this book. It deals with a little boy's dreaded bedtime ritual and the minions who try and help him.

Other than the countdown, there is no prose here so mom, dad, grandparent or whoever can be as creative as they want. The details are fun and whimsical and kids can find something new overtime they look at the page. My son used to stop me from turning the page as he looked for new antics.

Another great bedtime book that breaks the mold.
1998 December 26

This was a Christmas present from me to Mike the year we were waiting for the Possum. The Spouse had been fond of saying that the hamsters came and threw a party and wrecked the place while he was sleeping, so I gave him a book in which the hamsters came and got into trouble.


2001 Jan 13

One of the most beloved picture books we have. I don't know how it came up the other night, but I told the girls why I'd given their father a copy of it. So then Tash wanted to read it again but
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My family (the bigger and smallest members) enjoys Rathmann's "Goodnight Gorilla" so I picked this up at our local library. At first I wasn't too impressed, but multiple readings have made it a favorite. A kid and his hampster are taking a hampster family on a tour of his house, and hilarity ensues. But what makes it wonderful are the himsical, exquisitely detailed illustrations alongside minimal text. Each time I read it to my 3 year old I see more fun and cuteness (on one of the last pages the ...more
Owen Sievers Bramble
As a 12-mo-old little boy, I can't stop looking at all the tiny little hamsters on the pages of this book. My mama didn't think I'd be interested in such small and detailed images, but they fascinate me! The hamsters do such weird things in those ten minutes before bedtime. I just stare and stare, trying to see all the things they're doing. Mama points out what this one and that one is doing, and makes funny noises. This is my favorite book right now! And I don't even know why!
Great little kids book about a boy and his bedtime routine, and the many, many hamsters who are involved in making it special. My kids LOVE this book.
Sarai Clemente
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Final Reading Log: I loved it! I laughed a lot through the pics of the book!
So much to look at in all of the pictures. Look for the Goodnight Gorilla shout out!
Cute pictures, but the story wasn't too engaging. Maybe I read it at the wrong time or there was too much going on it the pictures. It was cute, just not one of our favorites.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully imaginative, in the way that children are, this book delights every time we read it!
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Those Hamsters! <3
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this aloud to a small group of the kindergartners in my practicum class. They love it and it is very fun since most of the story is told through the illustrations.
Too funny! The illustrations are chock full of zany hamster shenanigans.
Steven Strothman
Jun 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindergarten
I did not understand this book. I could not figure out the hamster parade while the child was getting ready for bed. It was just a weird read for me.
James Son
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like the title, the book starts off with a father telling his son, "10 minutes till bedtime." As he says this, the house hamster yells out that the other hamsters are coming. One by one, like a circus, they all ride what appears to be a hamster car. Then the countdown begins. When it is 8 minutes till bedtime, the hamsters and the child eat some snacks. For 7 minutes, they brush their teeth. 6 minutes, they change. 5 minutes, they read a book. However, when it reaches 4 minutes, trouble occurs! ...more
Isis Woods
This book could be very interesting to children. It has such few words that students must think about the book and consider what is going on, as well as the relationship between the father and his son. This text is very age appropropriate for elementary age students, but and includes a plot with various things going on within the story -- such as the hamsters taking a ten minute tour. The language is appropriate for elementary age students as well; however the story is more of a fantasy, because ...more
Bryant Schumacher
“ALL ABOARD!” The timer counts down in former Caldecott-medalist Peggy Rathmann’s “10 Minutes till Bedtime,” considered by some to be a modern children’s classic. A young boy told by his father that he has “10 minutes till bedtime” scrambles to get ready. He is visited by a traveling carnival of hamsters (yeah, you read that right) who assist him in preparing for slumber. From brushing teeth to slipping into pajamas, the boy goes through his routine as the little creatures remind him of his dwin ...more
Adam Bakken
The book 10 Minutes till Bedtime is a tour of a little boy’s usual bedtime schedule. Within the text is a countdown until the boy needs to be in beg. It has little hamsters helping the boy through his routine of cleaning his room, brushing his teeth, helping him throw on his pajamas, and him reading them a book At last, he takes a quick bath and help him into bed, disappearing before the father comes in to kiss the boy good night.
The pictures contained in this book are very hilarious and incre
Camille Ryckman
10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann is a seemingly thin read, but this book takes you (like Rathmann's other books - Good Night Gorilla and Officer Buckle and Gloria) into a picture world that overlaps with itself. I would recommend this to any child ages 2 1/2 -8. The story is rollicking from the moment "10 minutes till bed time" is shouted out by the father. We find the hamsters 10 minute bedtime tour is about to commence and from there it is a quick 10 minutes full of bedtime necessitie ...more
Nov 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
This wonderful book has very few words, which makes it all the easier for it to capture your imagination. Peggy Rathmann is also the author of Caldecott Medal winner Officer Buckle and Gloria. The story begins with a father telling his son he has 10 minutes till bedtime. The oblivious man doesn't notice the parade of tourist hamsters coming to visit his house. The hamsters' antics with the boy are adorable. Young children will enjoy trying to find all the hamsters while older ones will catch the ...more
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite simply one of the most masterful picture books I've ever seen. Why isn't Peggy Rathmann cranking 'em out like Mo Willems? What's she doing nowadays? Her work is unrivaled.

A little boy's hamster entertains tours of vacationing hamsters who do everything from snack on his animal crackers to deep - sea dive in his bathtub. My 2 year old and I love staring at the pictures (and noticing the numbers on the hamsters' shirts - there is always a similar thing happening to each hamster on every page
Sheryl Smith
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious! What a pleasure! My whole family loved this treasure, even my sophisticated almost-10 year olds!!

This is one book that would be well worth buying for a home library. We poured over it again and again, searching the pages for the little hamsters.

You see, this is a book about a boy whose dad(?) has given him the 10 minute warning. While dad reads the paper, the little boy's hamster welcomes hamsters from all around. The hamsters pour in and take a tour of the house as the litte boy gets
At One Hoppin' Place, the countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters -- a mother and father with nine kids and a baby all wearing numbered striped jerseys -- arrive at the front door."All aboard!" the child's pet hamster, dressed as a tour guide, shouts, directing them to his bus. It's off to the kitchen for a snack, to the bathroom for toothbrushing, to the bedroom for a story. And just as the child begins to read, the tour guide looks out the window and shouts, "More comi ...more
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents and kids
Recommended to Anne by: A friend gave our oldest "Goodnight Gorilla" when our son was little.
We love this book! It is one of the Rathman trilogy (Goodnight Gorilla and Officer Buckle round it out) that I would feel incomplete without.

My kids love these, and they are actually fun to read over and over. Every time you see something new in the pictures. Well, I do, anyway -- and I like to think I'm at least normally observant, maybe a little better than average.

Watch for the banana! It is in every scene.

The picture-within-a-picture is brilliant. I also like to think of myself as a modera
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book. The more often you read it, the more fun it becomes. The first time I read it to my kids we probably breezed through it in five minutes. With each repeated reading, it took longer and longer to get through it because there is just SO much going on in the illustrations. There is very little text, but the illustrations of those little hamsters (all with their own little personalities) will keep both parents and kids engaged for as long as you want to sit there.

This becam
Little Miss and the Legomeister
So this was a strange story, but the kids seemed to like it. It's really told by the illustrations; there's not much to the text besides a countdown to bedtime. But there's so many little details in the illustrations, there's a lot going on if you take the time to look. It's really pretty cute.

But, I can't decide if I should be creeped out by all the tiny voyeuristic hamsters.

And why does he take a bath after he puts his PJs on?

Little Miss said, "That was so, so funny; I loved it. I loved it so
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very easy for my 6 year old to read because there isn't much to read. It's a countdown from 10 so the majority of the words are the same, the only difference is the number. The illustration is fun to look at. My son and I played some games with the pictures. There are 10 hamsters with shirts on and on the shirts are numbers 1-10. We ended up looking for those hamsters. I also had my son tell me stories about what is happening in the pictures and there are always a lot of things hap ...more
Julie W
Nov 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I got this in a book order several years ago without knowing what it really was. At first I thought it was cute but didn't really think much of it. Each time my kids get it out I like it more and more. It only has a few words revolving around the count down to bedtime, but there is so much going on in each picture that you can actually spend a long time looking at it. My four year old recently rediscovered it on our book shelf. The characters are so cute and if you are familiar with any of her o ...more
This book didn't have many words, but it would be a good book to get children to interact with. The countdown in continuous throughout the book, letting the little boy know how long until bedtime. He gets all ready, and then before he knows it he's in the bath and it's bedtime. I think the hamsters may have gotten him off track while getting ready for bed! Once he hears "bedtime" he hurries along, gets out of the bath and does everything again to get ready for bed. Before too long, he's in bed a ...more
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A visually striking book about a boy and his pet hamster. With a minimum of text, the bedtime countdown also is the start of a circus-like hamster bedtime tour. Each page, beginning with the endpapers, adds significantly to the zany narrative. Observant readers will love the shout-out to Officer Buckle and Gloria. With touches of metafiction as the boy reads his own story, this will be a favorite laptime picture book for readers who love finding new details with each reading.
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Caldecott-medalist Margaret Crosby "Peggy" Rathmann was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the suburbs with two brothers and two sisters. Ms. Rathmann studied commercial art at the American Academy in Chicago, fine art at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, and children's-book writing and illustration at the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. She currently lives and works in Nicas ...more
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