Creak! Said the Bed

Creak! Said the Bed Cover

Creak! Said the Bed

By Phyllis Root; Regan Dunnick (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763620042, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

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 says this story was inspired by her childhood memories of Mother Holle, a character in German fairy tales. She lives in snowy Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kathy Shaskan lives in Morristown, New Jersey. This is her first book for children.

Regan Dunnick teaches art at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.