I HATE TO GO TO BED by Judi Barrett

I HATE TO GO TO BED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In an almost line-for-line copy of her I Hate to Take a Bath (1975), Barrett follows eleven reasons why ""I hate to go to bed"" (""I have to stop having fun and put my toys away""; ""it's kind of dark in my room"") with fully thirteen consolations: ""I can read under the covers""; ""All my stuffed animals are waiting for me there."" Some of the good things (""I can wear my number 25 football pajamas"") are direct answers to the earlier objections (""I have to get out of all my clothes and into my pajamas""), but, as in the example cited, neither argument is very compelling. It takes more than a familiar situation to trigger identification, and most reluctant nodders will be as deaf to this as to theft parents' prodding.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Four Winds