THE BIGGEST BED IN THE WORLD by Lindsay Camp

THE BIGGEST BED IN THE WORLD

Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Overcrowding in the parental sack gets humorous treatment, if an unlikely ending, in this quest for a good night’s sleep. When Ben is just a baby, he is a welcome presence in bed with his mother and father, but babies grow. When Billy arrives, the father buys himself a bigger bed; when the twins arrive, he must make a larger bed himself, large enough for the triplets who come along shortly thereafter. The bed is so colossal, and its citizenry so vast, that it takes on a life of its own. The father commands the mob to disband, ordering them to sleep in a great tiered bunk-bed system he constructs, and gets a simple double for himself and his wife. Readers won’t be surprised when he can’t sleep until the gang returns, packed in like sardines. This good-hearted tribute strikes many familiar notes, as do the spray of feet and arms akimbo depicted by Langley. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 29th, 2000
ISBN: 0-06-028687-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1999




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