When the World Is Ready for Bed Book
When the World Is Ready for Bed Book
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When the World Is Ready for Bed

Written by Gillian Shields and illustrated by Anna Currey

Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


Publisher's Summary

A rabbit family prepares for bed by cleaning up toys, folding clothes, talking about the events of the day, and reading a book.

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  • Age Range: 3-6
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009
  • ISBN: 1599903393
  • ISBN 13: 978-1599903392
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B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

I. Love. This. Book. The illustrations are beautiful, and I love that this bedtime book goes through a beautiful routine from sunset and eating dinner to discussing the day, reading a book, giving kisses, and falling asleep. The whole thing is beautiful!

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

When the World Is Ready for Bed sweetly illustrates the bedtime routine of a family of bunnies. The bunnies alone are enough to make it a hit in my house, but beyond that, the pictures are calm and colorful, and the rhyming text is simple and sweet. There's something to look at on every page, and the book isn't too long. There are a lot of animals-go-to-bed books out there, but this is one of my favorites from that genre.

Gillian Shields

Gillian Shields is the author of Bloomsbury's Mermaid SOS series and other books for young children.

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Gillian Shields
Anna Currey

Anna Currey's warm, classic watercolor style has brought to life many enchanting picture books. She lives with her husband, two daughters, a dog and a variety of goldfish.

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Anna Currey

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