Kindergarten-Grade 2 At bedtime, Edwin adamantly asserts that he is not sleepy. Each excuse for not settling in (too hungry, too warm, too thirsty) takes him downstairs, where he finds his parents engaged in an unlikely, wildly imaginative scenario. For example, when he is roasting in his room, he creeps downstairs and discovers a frozen wonderland with his mother ice fishing and his father bobsledding with penguins. He is led back upstairs and a window is opened. In bed again, Edwin simply cannot get comfortable. When he creeps through the woodsy living room, he finds his bear in a cave and goes back to his bed with the stuffed animal, quietly watches the rising moon, and falls asleep. Well-placed rhyming couplets and bold, full-bleed spreads convey the universal problem children face in settling down to sleep. The vibrant illustrations capture the nighttime atmosphere. Edwin is an appealing figure with tousled brown hair and an expressive face.
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