Creak! Said the Bed

By Phyllis Root; Regan Dunnick (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763620042, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

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Description

A stormy night, a snoring dad, a houseful of restless sleepers, and some masterfully humorous timing make this a classic read-aloud for bedtime — or anytime.

It’s the middle of the night. Everyone’s snoozing in bed when out of the darkness, squeak goes the door. Mama’s eyes fly open. Who is awake? Evie? Ivy? Little Mo? On a stormy night in a little house, only Papa keeps snoring away — snurkle, snark — unaware of the wild weather outside and the growing number of nervous bedmates within. Can nothing wake him? Creak! says the bed. . . . With a cumulative series of comical events, this delightful story sends readers barreling toward bedlam.




About the Author

Phyllis Root, author of numerous books for children, exhibits a range many writers would envy. Her counting book TEN SLEEPY SHEEP is as serene and lulling as ONE DUCK STUCK is rambunctious, and her down-home creation myth BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD won the prestigious BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award. She lives in Minneapolis.

Regan Dunnick has received numerous medals and awards for his illustrations, and some of his works are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He lives in Osprey, Florida.

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