All young rabbits should have a brother like Willoughby in their upper bunks when the fear of bad dreams lurks. Willoughby...

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TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

All young rabbits should have a brother like Willoughby in their upper bunks when the fear of bad dreams lurks. Willoughby counsels little Willa, who is having trouble nodding off, to ""think of something happy, then you won't have a bad dream."" Perhaps her chicken slippers are marking time for her morning feet, and her robe is longing for her to slip inside come morning. Then Willoughby takes her on a tour of the warren--the breakfast to come, the toys to play with the next day, a look out the window at the night waiting upon the dawn--all anxious for Willa's morning appearance. Lastly there is that bear in bed: ""'What do you think he is doing?"" asked Willoughby. 'Waiting for me to snuggle up with him,' said Willa.'"" And sleep comes. What's so pleasing is the presence of an ordinary brother, doing the right thing. An unsentimental, satisfying book for siblings to share.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Harcourt Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1998