Friday, January 11, 2008
The Prince Won't Go to Bed
The second book in our comfort objects double issue is The Prince Won't Go to Bed!, by Dayle Ann Dodds (illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker). Patty and I can certainly relate to the poor royal court who cannot figure out the one magic thing needed to get the Prince to go to sleep, until the Princess let's them off the hook.
The chant is infectious: "WAA! WAA! WAA! I will not go to bed! the teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, little Prince said." Point to the oversize words and get the kids to sing along.
If they like this one, keep the momentum going with What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby?
This will be a short one because this Prince has no qualms about going to bed right now. Sleep tight. See you tomorrow.