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The Going-To-Bed Book [Board book]

Sandra Boynton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Nov. 30 1982 Boynton Board Books (Simon & Schuster)
Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

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For a little one who is reluctant to go to bed, sometimes a silly book is just the ticket. And when it comes to silly books, Sandra Boynton is the undisputed queen. In The Going to Bed Book, an ark full of animals watches the sun go down and then prepares for bed. They take a bath ("in one big tub"), find pajamas, brush their teeth, do exercises up on deck (imagine an elephant jumping rope, a moose lifting weights, and a pig doing handstands), and finally say good night.
The moon is high. The sea is deep.
They rock
and rock
and rock
to sleep.
Boynton's inimitable animal characters have graced the pages of scads of picture books over the years. She has an extraordinary knack for knowing what appeals to small children: simple rhymes, goofy animals in goofy settings, and sweet, comforting stories. This book, along with her many other board-book titles (Moo, Baa, La La La!, But Not the Hippopotamus, and others) will surely remain a favorite. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter

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Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars totally engaging, memorizable Aug. 16 1999
By A Customer
Format:Board book
My seven month old daugther hated her car seat. I have read this book to her so many times I have it memorized. My husband has it memorized and our daughter now 18 months old has it memorized. It continues to be her favorite book. It has stood up to some really heavy use. The rhymes are great. The imagery is easy for kids to understand, ie. brushing teeth, hanging towels on the wall, taking a bath, exercising, sun setting, saying good night. I cherish this book for helping us survive many long trips between KS and MI to visit relatives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Our bedtime favorite Dec 28 2006
By David
Format:Board book
My 28 month old daughter absolutely adores this book, as does her 32 year old mother! It has a remarkably calming effect on her when she's all wound up at the end of the day, and fighting sleep as children her age are wont to do. The wonderful rhythm of the words is soothing, and easy for her to understand. She has begun "reading" along with me, and it's delightful to actually witness her learning. Thank you, Sandra Boynton, for putting your remarkable talent towards such a wonderful thing as children's books!!! My big thanks go also to Boszenna Nowiki for creating inspiring series of children books titled Why some cats are rascals
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jay3fer
Format:Board book
This book was written years ago
By now all parents HAVE to know
There's no finer way to fall asleep
Than Boynton's bouncy moose and sheep;
If you enjoy her rhyming words
Of geese and mice and bees and birds
There's no finer way to brighten kids' eyes
Than wrapping this up for their surprise!
Better fuel up on caffeine before reading this to your little guys, or its rhythms will soothe you to dreamland before you know it. I don't think this has gotten a bad review yet, so I think I'll just join the crowd in recommending this book to every parent, wannabe parent, or friend/relative of a parent. Or just buy it for yourself and read yourself to sleep... Boynton's classic bouncy animals sure beat counting sheep!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely MEMORY maker! Sept. 5 2000
By A Customer
Format:Board book
Tonight while surfing through amazon I stumbled upon Sandra Boynton. Remembering how fond my children were of her board books when they were toddlers, I read a few of the reviews. I laughed and cried thinking about how frequently "The Going To Bed Book" was read in our household and how IMPORTANT it became in our bedtime ritual. Out of curiosity I pulled the old book from our library shelves and went to my kids, now 15, 12 and 9 and began to recite a few lines. *NOTE - I didn't actually NEED the book in order to do this. To my delight each of them perked up, smiled and began to chant the lines right along with me. They remembered the characters, the words, the way we used to read the story. You see, for them the memories of this book are wonderful as well!
Sandra Boynton is gifted at coupling wonderful, readable verse with delightful illustration. Don't miss this book and don't hesitiate to purchase others from her collection. We have HUNDREDS of read aloud childrens books in this house. This ranks right up there with the absolute favorites and should be IMHO amongst the first books read to a cherished babe.
P.S. Don't miss "Doggies" either! If you read this one with FEELING they'll be begging for it time and again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic Boynton! May 3 2004
Format:Board book
Next to Goodnight Moon, this is our top choice for a bedtime read. The text is lulling & the drawings are adorable.
The animals are on a boat (some say this is confusing to children - it is supposed to be silly!) and they are getting ready for bed. They go through the usuals - bathtime, jammies, teeth brushing...with a little goofiness thrown in - a little late night exercise! Just enough for a little grin before settling down.
Classic Boyton!!
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This was my daughter's favorite book when she turned one. Everyone in the household had it memorized. She is about to turn 12 and I can still hear it: "The sun has set not long ago..." You may think this sounds like a mixed blessing, but in fact I loved "The Going the Bed Book" as much as she did. I took great pleasure a few months ago in reading it out loud to a visiting baby girl, who also liked it. Most board books are deadly dull for adults (no matter how delightful they seem to the toddler!) but I always enjoyed Sandra Boynton's books. Now, years later, I still get a kick out of them.
I have long since gotten rid of all the baby books except the Boynton books and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." They are terrific. Other special favorites are "But Not the Hippopotamus" "Moo-Baa-La-La-La," "Barnyard Dance," and "Birthday Monsters."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Cute!!! Gotta have it!!! Jan. 23 2002
Format:Board book
I bought this book based on reviews and got no huge reaction when my daughter(2) opened it at Christmas. However, the first time we read it, she started memorizing it. The second time: she took the book, went away and sat by herself "reading it" over and over.
The book tells of a variety of cutesy animals(on a boat) getting ready for bed. They go through the ritual of taking a bath, hanging up their towels, finding pajamas, brushing their teeth and then the much controversial exercising. The boat part I thought was a little weird at first but how else are you gonna rock an elephant and a hippopotamus to sleep?
This book didn't help my kids go to sleep or even get them to pick up their towels but it sure brought out a lot of conversation and excitement about reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for reading before bed
Baby loves this book! Good for reading before bed. Keeps his interest and makes him laugh.
Published 5 days ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my nephew's birthday
Again I can't believe how fast it got here. Perfect for my nephew's birthday. such a cute book.
Published 26 days ago by Carolyn Poulter
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my children's favorite bedtime books
One of my children's favorite bedtime books. I have been giving it to family and friends' children for over 20 years
Published 2 months ago by cleo
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic bedtime book
Fantastic book for 0-3 with rhythm, rhyme, and a catchy story. The illustrations are colourful and playful too. Highly recommended.
Published 2 months ago by Lisa Schneider
5.0 out of 5 stars son loves it
My 22 month old son loves this book!!i purchased it on my iPad, we read it before bed. Love it!!
Published 6 months ago by Chris mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bed time book
What's not to love about a book that goes through bedtime routines and sets the stage for bed? All you need is the good night kiss.
Published 7 months ago by DoctorNo
5.0 out of 5 stars Have the whole set.
It really is a classic and must have for every kids library. My kids have usread it over and over.
Published 9 months ago by Fam. Kamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable!
This book is super cute! I love it and the message it gives and my daughter loves it! So many animals to look at and silliness and it's all about getting ready for bed and going to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Stephanie Gross
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
My son likes us to read this before bed. He's 18 months old and just goes right to the last page where they 'rock and rock and rock to sleep'. Read more
Published on Dec 10 2011 by Leslie BC
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet bed time book
This book is so cute, a bit of a take on Noah's Ark, fun amimals getting ready for bed. Very sweet.
Published on Dec 7 2011 by Max
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