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Bedtime at Bessie and Lil's

Julie Sternberg, Adam Gudeon (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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It's bedtime at Bessie and Lil's, but neither of these bunnies seems to be listening to Mama. She is trying to read them a bedtime book, one of her favorites from when she was a little bunny. But Bessie is more interested in her headstands, and Lil is practicing her skipping. Will they ever get to bed? Alternating between the girls playing in their room and the interior pages of Mama's book, this heartfelt story offers just the right mixture of humor and sweetness. With irresistible illustrations and lyrical text, it is both a celebration of sisterhood and a perfect way for parents to coax their own active little ones to bed.

Praise For Bedtime at Bessie and Lil's

Gudeon's illustrations match the understated humor of Sternberg's (Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie) true-to-life take on bedtime.' —Publishers Weekly

Gudeon's lively illustrations . . . combine with the upbeat young rabbits' exploits to make this an entertaining daytime read for kindergarteners.' —School Library Journal

"A gentle bedtime story . . . A sweet spin on the bedtime book that many households will probably find familiar.' —Kirkus Reviews

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590789346, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

About the Author

Julie Sternberg is the author of The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine series as well as the bestselling LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE and its sequels, LIKE BUG JUICE ON A BURGER and LIKE CARROT JUICE ON A CUPCAKE. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Adam Gudeon is the author and illustrator of one previous picture book, ME AND MEOW. He lives with his children, Ezra and Iris, in Great Barrington, MA.