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Time for Bed, Fred!

Written and illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail
Published by Walker Children's
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Meet Fred-a mischievous, playful, loving dog. It’s time for Fred to go to bed . . . but Fred really, really doesn’t want to! From hiding up in trees, to splashing in muddy puddles, to hiding behind bookshelves, Fred will do anything to avoid bedtime. He would even rather have a bath than go to bed . . . but all of this running couldn’t possibly have possibly made Fred sleepy-could it? Bound to strike a chord with parents and children with their own bedtime distraction techniques, Yasmeen Ismail’s hilarious text and cheerful, vivid illustrations will have every reader shouting by the very last page, “Time for Bed, Fred!”

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Yasmeen Ismail

Yasmeen Ismail is a London-based, award-winning animator and illustrator. She is currently working on several picture books for publishers in the US and the UK, including Time for Bed Fred. Visit her at

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  • 2014 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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February 11, 2014