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Author: Eric Hill

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Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons,

Material: board book

Summary: It's time for Spot to go to bed. We get to hear about his bedtime routine. This is a small book with simple pictures and short sentences.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, read aloud

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 1 to 4

Reading Level: 2.4

Age of Child: Started reading with child 18 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: It only kept toddler’s attention when s/he is very tired.

Adult Reader Reaction: Better for babies, not very exciting to read. No rhyme or rhythm to sentences.

Pros: A good book for introducing babies and young toddlers to book reading at bedtime

Cons: No rhyme or rhythm, very short.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow it.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HUMPHREY's BEDTIME   GO TO BED!  

Educational Themes: Children can see in Spot's routine many of the things they do to get ready for bed.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, rhyme, picture book

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003

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