The Going-To-Bed Book

by Sandra Boynton
Illustrator Sandra Boynton

Little Simon | November 30, 1982 | Board Book

The Going-To-Bed Book is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 11.
Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 14 pages, 5.75 × 5.75 × 0.6 in

Published: November 30, 1982

Publisher: Little Simon

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671449028

ISBN - 13: 9780671449025

Found in: Anatomy
Appropriate for ages: 2

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun yet soothing read! Another score for Sandra Boynton!! My one year old just loves the sing song type lyrics of this story. He can already identify with the routines his favourite characters go through while on their journey of getting ready for bed! A great one to read over and over! 
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This is a great book. My kids never get sick of it, and the soothing words lull them as they get ready for bed.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love this little book. I can see reading this to my daughter a lot! It is fun and whimsicle! Wonderful for bedtime! Nice small size will be great for traveling to Grandma's house too!!! You know it's good when mommy looks forward to reading it again!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Boynton As any parent knows, having a bedtime routine helps get the rugrats settled faster and this book was part of our nightly routine for many years. We have read it so many times, I can still repeat it off by heart (and so can my kid). The bedtime routine of this group of critters closely followed my own little critter's (except who goes up to the roof to exercise right before bed??) and so this story often got told in bits and pieces as we moved from one task to the next ("take a bath in one big tub, with soap all over, scrub, scrub, scrub"..... "with some on top and some beneath, they brushed and brushed and brushed their teeth"). Kids will like the rhyming and the pictures, and the sturdy board book format will mean the book lasts through many, many readings.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect first bedtime book This book has become a staple in our bedime book library for two children now. It is perfect first bedtime book for babies, with simple rhymes and easy meter, as it illustrates the classic bedtime ritual of bath, pyjamas, brushing teeth etc. to the point of sleep. The illustrations are also quite fun, making it good for older children (2-3) as well.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it This was my son's first "bed time book" It's been 1 year of everyday reading and he still loves it everytime. I enjoy it as much as he does. Keep the fun books coming Sandra!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another outstanding Boynton - but exercising befor I LOVE this book, as I love all Boynton's I have read so far....but have just one small complaint - - I don't like how the characters all get ready for bed, then once they have brushed their teeth they all rush out to exercise!! I'd have preferred it immensely if they'd done some other type of quiet activity before bed, and kept the active stuff for earlier in the day. (But then to be fair, I couldn't think of a rhyme that was quite so much fun either). I still highly recommend this book, both for children and for adults....
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Going To Bed Book This book definately puts my son (16 months) to sleep. I think that's why it has gone missing.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wearing out our second copy! This was the first book my son received after he was born. Instantly a whole family favorite! He took it everywhere and loved it so well it went to pieces - we had to buy another copy! No matter how 'harum-scarum' he is (19 months old) he will settle down and sit in Mummy's lap to hear this book! Hurrah Sandra Boynton!!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful This is one of my youngest son's favourite books. The illustrations are amusing, the rhymes are fun and don't grate on an adult's nerves, and the over all message of the book - going to bed - is always appreciated by a parent trying to get his/her children to sleep. Even my 4 and 6 year old enjoy reading along when I read it to my youngest. A whole family hit!! (Also, check out Sandra's other book called Dinosaur's Binket which offers more bedtime fun!!!)
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from send child to dream land in style! My two year old loves this, and other Sandra Boynton books! They are the greatest for early language development and for honest to goodness fun! My son loves to "rock and rock and rock to sleep"! Your toddlers will too!
Date published: 2013-10-29

– More About This Product –

The Going-To-Bed Book

by Sandra Boynton
Illustrator Sandra Boynton

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 14 pages, 5.75 × 5.75 × 0.6 in

Published: November 30, 1982

Publisher: Little Simon

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671449028

ISBN - 13: 9780671449025

From the Publisher

Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this special anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton has written twenty-two books for children and adults, including

Chocolate, the Consuming Passion, which spent 24 weeks on the New York

Times bestseller list. She has also designed more than 8,000 greeting cards,

which sell 20 million each year. She has designed bestselling collections of

wallpaper, mugs, T-shirts, balloons, plush toys, and stationery items. Sandra

Boynton lives in Connecticut.

From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently.

It's usually not a good thing when a book puts people to sleep, but The Going to Bed Book is a pretty strong exception to the rule. This wildly popular bedtime book has been downing tikes and toddlers for years with its rhythmic and entrancing style. Sandra Boynton has completely redrawn this classic, infusing the quirky, non-traditional stories with all the vitality and wonderment of her famous animal characters. Whimsical and silly, it soothes the right nerve and puts parents and their young ones at ease.

Appropriate for ages: 2

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