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Clara Ann Cookie, Go to Bed!

Emily Bolam (Illustrator), Harriet Ziefert


List Price: 15.00*
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Clara Ann Cookie has to go to bed, but she doesn’t want to. Mom insists. Clara shouts, “No.” She puts up a fight, but eventually finds herself alone in her room. She can’t go to sleep until her dolls and bears go to bed, so she glares at her playmates and says, “Now you all go to sleep or I’m going downstairs!” All of Clara Ann’s toys obey and go right to sleep, except for Popcorn the Teddy Bear. He refuses, so Clara Ann scolds him, making him very sad. It’s up to Clara Ann to help her bear feel better and help him go to sleep.
Any child who has ever rebelled against the bedtime hour will sympathize with Clara Ann and relate to her clever way of making herself feel better through make- believe play. Fans of the first story about the plucky, stubborn Clara Ann Cookie will enjoy this rhyming tale as well.

Praise For Clara Ann Cookie, Go to Bed!

"Ziefert’s lilting rhyme and Bolam’s full-page illustrations combine to make this a book with persuasive potntial in the never-ending going-to-bed battle." —School Library Journal (10/00) School Library Journal

"Rollicking rhyming verse revealing the humor behind struggles to stay up late makes this a great bedtime story. . . . An effective combination of fun and reality." —Booklist (9/1/00) Booklist, ALA

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395973813, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2000

About the Author

Emily Bolam was born and raised in the English countryside. She studied illustration at Brighton College of Art and has illustrated many popular books for children, including Murphy Meets the Treadmill, Louie’s Goose, Clara Ann Cookie, and I Swapped My Dog.

Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.