The Going-To-Bed Book Book
The Going-To-Bed Book Book
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The Going-To-Bed Book

Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton

Published by Little Simon


Publisher's Summary

Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

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  • Age Range: 2-5
  • Pages: 14
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: November 30, 1982
  • ISBN: 0671449028
  • ISBN 13: 978-0671449025
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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare

I read this story to my children when they were small. I have given it as a baby gift many times. And I am so happy when my grandson chooses this book! I still have it memorized, 20 years later and quote from it when the opportunity arises. This is not one of your sleepy bedtime stories; Sandra Boynton's charming animal cast cycle through their bedtime preparation activities in rhyming couplets with vim and vigor. Much like the toddler here: it is all bump and go until absolute exhaustion sets in.


Mom of Boys

Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.

Lots of bedtime stories are kind of slow and sweet. This one is lots of fun. The rhymes are great as it goes through a (semi) normal bedtime routine, with a little bit of wit and humor. We like reading this before bedtime.


Readerly Mom

Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

author & illustrator

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

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