Back to Bed, Ed!
After playing with Dad, getting a drink, brushing his teeth, having a bath, and reading a story with Mom, Ed the mouse is all ready to go to sleep in his own bed. But when the light is switched off, Ed always finds a reason to jump out of his own bed and into his parents’: it’s too dark, there are monsters in his room. Ed’s increasingly sleep-deprived mom and dad eventually think of a plan to keep Ed in his own bed, and the next time Ed heads toward their room he finds a “Closed” sign on their door. With his father’s encouragement, Ed is emboldened to return to his room and comforts himself by gathering his teddy, frog, duck, and squirrel stuffed animals, telling them, “There’s no need to be scared . . . I’m here now.” Although the solution may come more easily for Ed than for most youngsters, Sebastien Braun’s combination of humor and appealing art all contribute to an engaging read-aloud. ©2010 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
Publish Year: 2010
CCBC Location: Picture Book, Braun