No Jumping On The Bed

Paperback | May 1, 1996

byTedd ArnoldIllustratorTedd Arnold

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“If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!”

But Walter just can’t resist, so he ignores his father’s bedtime warning. Higher and higher he bounces gleefully, until his hair brushes the ceiling. But when he lands back on the bed—thump, creak, crack—it crashes right through the floor! Suddenly Walter finds himself visiting all the downstairs neighbors in his apartment building in a most unusual way!

“Hip, hip, hooray for this delightful urban fantasy, a comic morality tale that explores the consequences of ignoring that age-old ‘momilie,’ ‘If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!’”—School Library Journal

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It's bedtime and all is quiet. Walter knows he shouldn't, but he can't resist just a few more jumps on the bed. But when he comes down from his highest jump, boy and bed crash right through the floor and a rollicking nighttime adventure evolves as Walter meets the tenants of his apartment building in a most unusual way. Full color.

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“If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!” But Walter just can’t resist, so he ignores his father’s bedtime warning. Higher and higher he bounces gleefully, until his hair brushes the ceiling. But when he lands back on the bed—thump, creak, crack—it crashes right through the floor! Suddenly Walter fin...

Born in Elmira, New York, Tedd grew up in a family of six with three brothers. His family lived on a farm in Pennsylvania for several years then returned to Elmira until Tedd was ten years old. His father's work then required that they move to Gainesville, Florida. There, Tedd's first art lessons in an abandoned dentist's office over t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.48 × 8.45 × 0.13 inPublished:May 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014055839X

ISBN - 13:9780140558395

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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It's bedtime and all is quiet. Walter knows he shouldn't, but he can't resist just a few more jumps on the bed. But when he comes down from his highest jump, boy and bed crash right through the floor and a rollicking nighttime adventure evolves as Walter meets the tenants of his apartment building in a most unusual way. Full color.

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"A takeoff on a familiar and usually idle warning, this should be a hit with anyone who has battled over jumping on the bed. Arnold's illustrations, in a style reminiscent of William Joyce, richly depict the nighttime lives of the apartment building's various inhabitants and skillfully capture the sensation and perspective of tumbling through space. Textual puns and subtle visual jokes make this a bedtime story worthy of repeated readings."-- Publishers Weekly