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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Review: Time for Bed, Baby Ted

Today I am going to review a super cute children's book called:
It's Time for Bed, Baby Ted
by Debra Sartell with illustrations by Kay Chorao

Here's what the book says:
It's time for bed, but where is baby Ted? He's not baby Ted! Try and guess what he is instead. Whether baby Ted is pretending to be a snapping crocodile, squeaky mouse, or prickly porcupine, one thing is clear: this baby beastie is not headed for dreamland! But Dad helps his little animal get into pajamas, brush his teeth, and snuggle under the covers. With a quack, a snack, a cluck, and a tuck, baby Ted is ready for slumber in this winsome bedtime book.

About the Author:

I was born and raised by a single mom in a small town in Michigan called Clarkston. I have one brother and two sisters. This is a picture of us on Easter morning a long time ago. Until recently, my siblings all lived near our hometown. Home is where the heart is and I still go back to visit!

My dad was a fireman in Pontiac and a legend in the department. To this day they remember him as a great man. My father died tragically when I was in kindergarten and a part of my heart will always be that age. My favorite memories of my dad are of him wrestling with all four of us kids at once.
You can learn more about Debra at and you can enter to win her contest and become a bedtime hero.

Here's what I think:
This is an adorable story of a little boy who, like most boys that age, stalls with every possible step in the bedtime routine. I read this book to my boys and they really liked the draws. I have also noticed that they really enjoy books that rhyme, which this one does. My oldest, aged 4.5 (which is a little old for the book, as it is geared towards 1 to 3 year olds) did have fun guessing what animal Ted was pretending to be. I think this book would be a great addition to any child's library, and the perfect gift to any new mom. The only draw back to the story was the length, it was a bit long to keep my 18 month old's attention.

Disclaimer: Although I did receive a copy of this book from Blue Slip Media for review, I was in way compensated to post this review. These are my real and honest opinions.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Thank you so much for such a lovely review of my book, Time For Bed, Baby Ted. As you might of guessed bedtime was always a struggle around here. Coming soon on my website: I'll have a bedtime hero sticker chart to download. It'll be easy and fun for kids to use. After all my readings in schools and libraries I cheer with the kids, "I'm a Bedtime Hero!"


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