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Time for Bed's Story

Monica Arnaldo, Monica Arnaldo (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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In this engaging, laugh-out-loud funny picture book, a child's bed tells it like it is. Bed has something to say. Bed knows you do not like bedtime. And Bed gets it. But look ... YOU are not so great, either ... Bed is fed up. Bed's patience is wearing thin. For years, Bed has put up with the kicking at night, the jumping during the day, not to mention the storing of all manner of stinky items. But enough is enough. Now it's time to consider Bed's feelings ... In a story that's never been told before, Monica Arnaldo's hilarious picture book explores the point of view of an unusual narrator: a child's bed.

Irreverent and full of personality, Arnaldo's Bed is also full of love and compassion, making for a relatable and, ultimately, endearing story. This playful and highly original book offers a lighthearted way to approach discussions on communication, perspective and viewpoint. It can be used to promote critical thinking in young children and an understanding that there are at least two sides to every story. It also contains character education lessons on compassion, respect and empathy.

Praise For Time for Bed's Story

A cute, original, and funny book for younger readers.—Kirkus Reviews

For a story hour about out-of-the-box thinking, this is a novel, cheerful way to get children to view things from a different perspective.—School Library Journal

There's a nice blend of snark and warmth in this offbeat furniture narrative ...—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

... recommended for home and school libraries ...—CM Magazine

... a stroke of conceptual genius.—New York Times

Kids Can Press, 9781525302398, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

About the Author

Monica Arnaldo is an illustrator and author living in Montreal, Quebec. Her work has appeared in children's magazines, picture books and middle-grade novels. Her clients include Owlkids Books, Penguin Random House, Éditions Scholastic, Chirp magazine and Chickadee magazine.