My Dad Is Big and Strong, but

A Bedtime Story

Saudo, Coralie

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
My Dad Is Big and Strong, but
"Every night it's the same old thing, with dad refusing to go to bed. He wants to play, read stories, even sleep with me, and when he makes his pleading face, I always give in and read him another story. But that's it, since enough is enough. When it get's really tough, I tell myself, "Have courage. We're al- most there." A boy's playful account of trying to put has dad to sleep gives children a de- lightful heads up on what a pain they can be at bedtime, while affirming the tender bond between father and son. A joyful, sweet, laughter-inducing book that children will clamor to read again and again!"--

Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2012.
ISBN: 1592701221
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,31 cm.
Additional Contributors: DiGiacomo, Kris


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Mar 28, 2012
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Mar 28, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Parents are always looking for interesting bedtime fare, and to find one that’s funny to boot is just a nice plus. Don’t be turned off by the fact that at a glance it doesn’t resemble the hundred carbon copy titles out there about reluctant sleepyheads. This book is a true original in the best sense. Consider it your own little secret weapon on the war on bedtime. A find.


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Mar 27, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Our hero’s dad has many fine and outstanding qualities. He is big. He is strong. But he does have one significant flaw that’s hard to overlook. Every night it’s the same old story. When bedtime rolls around he just adamantly refuses to go. The only thing to do is to start out by reading him some stories. After two he’ll demand another but his son is having none of it. It’s straight to bed and a game of waiting until the dad’s asleep (if the son tries to go to bed early he’ll just have to contend with a wide awake dad barging into his room anyway). Finally he seems to be asleep but just as the son attempts to turn out the life he hears, “No, don’t do that! Leave the light on!” Because while his dad may be big and strong he’s also a bit afraid of the dark.


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