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Bedtime in the Forest

Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

A humorous bedtime story—now refreshed!

It's time for these little squirrels to go to bed! Mick, Mack, and Molly, the three adorable squirrel siblings, are back in action—but not when they should be. This time, they are up and out in the middle of the night. After all, the owl children are wide-awake and playing. So why can’t squirrel children stay up late and play, too?

Every child who has ever begged to stay up late will understand just how the young squirrels feel. Children will relish every minute of this late night adventure.

“Iwamura’s adorable animals are well-matched by both his muted palette and his gentle story. Pleasantly reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, with the squirrels’ little overalls and the domesticated woodland interiors…” —Kirkus Reviews

“One of the appeals of this tale is that the squirrel children solve their problem themselves. This unpretentious story with lovely art and endearing animals will be enjoyed by young children.” — School Library Journal

About The Author

Kazuo Iwamura was born in Tokyo. He is one of the most famous picture book artists in Japan. His work has won many awards. He lives in Tochigi, where he founded the Museum for Picture Book Illustrations. It stands on a hill named Ehon-no-Oka, which means Picture Book Hill. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (August 1, 2010)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735823105
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

“Short and gentle—just right for preschool bedtimes."

– Booklist

"Bedtime in The Forest is a delicately illustrated squirrel children's fable that deals with the prickly question "Why do we have to go to bed at night?" ...magically told and illustrated, a lovely bedtime story for children age 3 and up."

– Midwest Book Review

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