The countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters arrives at the front door. Streaming into the room, their escapades accelerate as the countdown continues. Full-color illustrations.The countdown to bedtime is about to begin when a family of hamsters arrives at the front door. Streaming into the room, their escapades accelerate as the countdown continues. Full-color illustrations.Read Less
Very Good in very good jacket. VG hardcover in VG jacket. Fourth printing. SIGNED/Inscribed by author. Mild scuffs. Pages all clean. Binding solid. Jacket bright and clean. Unclipped and solid. Mildest of scuffs. unpaginated. OVERSIZE volume.
Very Good jacket. Signed. First Edition. SIGNED; signed by author Peggy Rathman. First Edition. Very Good in Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Lightly used with NO markings in text. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
Rathmann, Peggy. Very good. 1st ptg., square 4to picture book, illustrated boards, with the Caldecott winning author's lively color pictures and her signature on the first blank page. Touring hamsters distract a young boy just before bedtime. Fine in very good, unclipped dj with "autographed" sticker on front panel. signed by Rathmann.
Fine in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed by Author Clean Sound Copy >no names or marks or dings. First Printing, signed by Author w/dwg on fep. Priced intact DJ has tiny chip on top edge, light rub to gloss. A boy's hamster leads an increasingly large group of hamsters on a tour of the boy's house, while his father counts down the minutes to bedtime.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-06-15 Caldecott Medalist Rathmann (Officer Buckle and Gloria) builds a captivating series of mini-plots from a basic countdown premise with few words and abundant action. A childæwho could be a girl or boyæplays with an energetic hamster family with just 10 minutes to go before she's tucked into bed. As the child's father idly reads the newspaper and clocks the passing time ("9 minutes till bedtime"), a rotund hamster in a blue conductor's uniform echoes each announcement with a tiny megaphone. Meanwhile, the hamster parents and their 10 active offspring, distinguishable by numbered yellow-and-red striped jerseys, frolic throughout the house. Rathmann endows each with a distinctive personality: Numbers 3 and 4 are twins, 8 shows only its rear end and stroller-bound toddler 10 declares "eat" and "more!" After additional golden-brown rodents arrive (in Goodnight Gorilla fashion) at the front door (raising the count to well above 50), the child reads this very book to a vast audience, takes a bath surrounded by furry beachgoers (and lotion, ants and sunglasses galore), then hurries through other pre-bed rituals before a final cry of "Bedtime!" Every engrossing illustration provides an exercise in numerals and Where's Waldo?-style concentration; die-hard fans will not only count Gorilla among the throngs, but Officer Buckle opens and closes the show, and young readers will note Rathmann's return to Napville for this nocturnal adventure. If Rathmann has her way, young slumberers will be counting hamsters, not sheep, as they drift off to sleep. Ages 2-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2004-01-05 "Another countdown begins as an entire community of hamsters joins a boy and his own pet hamster in getting ready for bed. Loads of activity on each spread finally causes the boy to scream, "BED TIME!" and all go peacefully off to sleep," wrote PW. Ages 3-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-09-10 Another countdown begins in 10 Minutes Till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann, as an entire community of hamsters joins a boy and his own pet hamster in getting ready for bed. Loads of activity on each spread finally causes the boy to scream, "BED TIME!" and all go peacefully off to sleep. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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