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Macmillan Children's Book

The Big Bed

Author: Bunmi Laditan; illustrated by Tom Knight

The Big Bed

The Big Bed


About This Book

This laugh-out-loud picture book about a child's clever way to get into Mom and Dad's big bed will resonate with both kids and parents.
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From Bunmi Laditan, the creator of the Honest Toddler blog, The Big Bed is a humorous picture book about a girl who doesn't want to sleep in her little bed, so she presents her dad with his own bed—a camping cot!—in order to move herself into her parents' big bed in his place. A twist on the classic parental struggle of not letting kids sleep in their bed.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



In The News

"A smart, charmingly manipulative kid trying to get what she wants makes for a fun (and diverse!) story that both children and adults can enjoy."—Kirkus Reviews

"This quirky and humorous bedtime book could be used to encourage children to explain their ideas in unique ways. It could also be used to encourage them to support their ideas with evidence." —School Library Journal

"Laditan’s arch and committed formality, punctuated with colloquialism for effective contrast, is supremely funny...Parents and children alike will snicker at this new take on the bedtime book."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

"Every page is laugh-out-loud funny, as Laditan, with Knight’s expressive illustrations, expertly presents the girl’s matter-of-fact business approach."—Booklist

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The Big Bed

The Big Bed