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BYE-BYE CRIB

Author: Alison McGhee

Illustrator: Ross MacDonald

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster,

Material: hard cover

Summary: It is time to move to a big bed but the little boy in this story would rather stay in his crib. Eventually he makes the transition to a "big boy's bed" and all ends on a happy note. This is a story to reassure and encourage kids to transition from their cribs.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, learning to read, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 4 to 6

Age of Child: Read with 4-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: He was rather ambivalent about the book.

Adult Reader Reaction: I like the idea of addressing one of these first rites of passage. Having the child share his feelings with his stuffed cat was clever.

Pros: Parents will find this story helpful in dealing with a child who does not want to move to a larger bed.

Cons: I wasn't impressed with the art work; it doesn't draw the child into the story.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a niche book you can use only to help your child make the transition to a bigger dead. Once the move is accomplished, my bet is the book won't be read much if at all.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE COZIEST BED IN THE WORLD   THIS LITTLE LIGHT: MARTIN FRAIDY-INSKI AND THE ANGELS WITH ATTITUDE (The AWA Gang)   BIG LITTLE OTTER

Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online are at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, growing up

Date(s) Reviewed: April 2008

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