Ten Minutes Till Bedtime

Paperback | March 8, 2004

byPeggy Rathmann

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It's almost bedtime!  At 1 Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters-with ten offspring wearing jerseys numbered from one to ten-arrives at the door.  There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do!  But with the help of the Hamsters' 10-Minute Bedtime Tour (guided by his own pet hamster), the little boy is able to get his toys put away, his pajamas on, his teeth brushed, and his bedtime story read-all in the nick of time.  This lively introduction to bedtime rituals and the concept of counting backwards will have young readers eagerly awaiting their own countdown to bedtime.

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It's almost bedtime!  At 1 Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters-with ten offspring wearing jerseys numbered from one to ten-arrives at the door.  There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do!  But with the help of the Hamsters' 10-Minute Bedtime Tour (guided by his own pet hamster), the little boy i...

Caldecott-medalist Peggy Rathmann was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the suburbs with two brothers and two sisters."In the summer we lolled in plastic wading pools guzzling Kool-Aid. In the winter we sculpted giant snow animals. It was a good life."Ms. Rathmann graduated from Mounds View High School in New Brighton, Minnes...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.17 inPublished:March 8, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142400246

ISBN - 13:9780142400241

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Customer Reviews of Ten Minutes Till Bedtime

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Nana Nightime Must 10 minutes may slip by unnoticed to adults, however, 10 minutes is the perfect amount of time to have fun & frolic with the neighbourhood hampsters before realizing that 10 minutes can also be exhausting. Curl up with your special child before bedtime and enjoy the animated detail that allows your little one the choice of speed reading or stretching pre-bedtime reading to the max as you look for & giggle at each numbered hampsters antics as the countdown plays out. This is destined to be a generational classic!
Date published: 2007-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book! A wonderful book for kids and parents. Each time we read it we find some new little detail in the pictures that we hadn't noticed before. The tie-in to the author's book "Good Night Gorilla" is a particular favourite. Our son loves to count the hamsters!
Date published: 2000-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 Minutes Till Bedtime A visual delight! Without many words, parents can read this story once and kids will be able to read it themselves again and again. New things will be noticed in the elaborate pictures each time the book is picked up, and learning to count to ten will come so easily kids won't even notice they've learned it. Highly recommended for the pictures alone.
Date published: 1999-06-14

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Editorial Reviews

"Tales about stalling bedtime abound but none wag more cleverly than Rathmann's humorous picture book." -School Library Journal

"Will enchant any child who has listened to a similar countdown to lights out." -Kirkus Reviews