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'Time For Bed' by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer

"Time for Bed" by Mem Fox is a soothing nighttime story depicting a variety of sleepy-eyed baby animals getting tucked in by their parent, ending with a child being put to bed. The rhythmic rhyming couplets that all begin with "It's time for bed" boast a hypnotic repetition. Life-like illustrations by Jane Dyer may have your child attempting to pet the fluffy pups or deer. It is such a sweet story to cuddle up to right before bed. It's often our pick for the last story of the night.

This book was given to us by a mother whose son recently started college. Originally published in 1993, "Time for Bed" was a story time favorite of theirs when he was growing up. As soon as we read it once, it instantly became a favorite of my son's as well. We are so grateful for this sweet gift that she shared with us. Other mothers are an incredible wealth of knowledge.

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