The Prince Won't Go to Bed! (Hardcover)

By Dayle Ann Dodds, Kyrsten Brooker (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374361082, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2007



"WAA! WAA! WAA! I will not go to bed!"
the teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, little Prince said.
Nanny is at her wits' end. Why won't the Prince go to bed? Squire Frat, Lord Gerty, and others in the royal household try to help. Could he want a fluffy pillow? A softer mattress? A gentle lullaby? As the Prince's cries get louder and louder, the castle turns topsy-turvy--until Princess Kate, woken by the ruckus, thinks to ask her brother why he won't settle down--discovering that a simple good-night kiss is all he wants.
Ingenious collage illustrations rich with funny antics bring this medieval world to life, while the rollicking rhyme will have listeners chiming in with glee.

About the Author

DAYLE ANN DODDS and KYRSTEN BROOKER previously collaborated on "Henry's Amazing Machine," which "Kirkus Reviews" praised, saying "readers will be mesmerized," and "School Library Journal" said "begs to be read aloud." Ms. Dodds lives in Carmel Valley, California. Ms. Brooker lives in Edmonton, Canada.

Praise For The Prince Won't Go to Bed!

"Told with bright and playful language and a hearty helping of rhyme, the text is perfect for reading aloud....A great package for children who soak up rhyme and fun wherever they can." —Starred, School Library Journal "Hilarious...Although the book is raucous enough to let kids shed their energy, it comes to a satisfying, quiet conclusion, eminently suitable for bedtime." —Publishers Weekly "Dodds's rhymes are bouncy and fun to read aloud; her page turns are propulsive; and the cumulative structure...builds satisfyingly." —The Horn Book "[A] classic going-to-bed book." —Newark Star-Ledger