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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good ... More
Summary: Bartholomew, a baby bear, is tired but he'll resist going to bed as long as possible! In the end, he realizes going to sleep is a good thing. Toddlers will doubtless relate to Bartholomew in his fight to stay awake.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 3; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 0 to 4
Reading Level: 2
Age of Child: Started reading with 19 month old child.
Young Reader Reaction: This book was beyond the grasp of this toddler, as s/he still goes to bed fairly cooperatively. S/he did enjoy pointing out that Bartholomew was in bed, and other familiar bedtime items.
Adult Reader Reaction: A good book for helping children to accept bedtime more gracefully.
Pros: It will definitely be useful if s/he becomes more reluctant to accept bedtime.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow at least at first. There are many bedtime books available and this one may or may not assist with bedtime traumas.