The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra BoyntonThe Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

The Going-To-Bed Book

bySandra Boynton

Board Book | November 30, 1982

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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.
Sandra BoyntonSandra Boynton has written twenty-two books for children and adults, includingChocolate, the Consuming Passion, which spent 24 weeks on the New YorkTimes bestseller list. She has also designed more than 8,000 greeting cards,which sell 20 million each year. She has designed bestselling collections ofwallpaper, mugs, T-shi...
Title:The Going-To-Bed BookFormat:Board BookDimensions:14 pages, 5.62 × 5.62 × 0.6 inPublished:November 30, 1982Publisher:Little Simon

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0671449028

ISBN - 13:9780671449025

Appropriate for ages: 2

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charming Book Delightful story about a group of animal friends on a boat getting ready for bed.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boynton at her Best Delightful, short and easy to read.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Cute Like the randomness of going up to exercise. Short and sweet.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Only Bedtime Book You Need My daughter has loved this book from day one. We read it every night! It's her favourite, and my favourite to read too!
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book before bed for rituals... Love reading this book before bed. The illustrations are really adorable too!
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedtime story Recieved this book as a baby shower gift and read it every night to my daughter until she was 3, then read it to my second daughter!! Both love it
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun book for bed time Loved this book nice picture
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another fun Boynton board book A bit of an odd one. Why are the animals on the boat? Why do they exercise before bed? Nonetheless, it's a fun story!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bedtime favourite This is one of our fave books to read to our toddlers before bedtime! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedtime book Includes all the things you do before you go to bed. brush your teeth, take a bath, excercise, go to bed.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favorite One of the first books my son could recite - since we read it at least a few times each week. A cute read plus a good length of book for little ones or a pre-bedtime story.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun kids love this one to death #plumreview
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Love the rhymes, my toddler likes it too
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I love all of Boynton's books, this one is a great go to for bedtime. I did always find it weird that they go up for exercise after brushing, but great rhythm as with all Boynton books.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Cute bedtime story! Catchy rhymes and fun nighttime rituals. My son loves to read this book every night.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute toddler loves these ones, very cute & fun #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! My son loves this book and I think I love it more than he does!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Going to bed could be fun!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for baby This book gets tons of use. A bedtime favourite.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nightly reader We have had this book for a few years now and it still gets read every night. Perfect for demonstrating routine.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. My little boy loves it. Every time when we read it, his eyes never moves away from it.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! Great story and rhym! Been reading it to my boys since they were toddlers.Awsom way to get the routine in as well
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute i like the story and illustrations
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute book A good book to read to your littles before bedtime. It's funny and entertaining and ends in a way that helps littles relax and calm down before their head hits the pillow.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We will, we will, rock you. To sleep. A sweet, charmimg little book for the toddler in your life. Why the animals are on a boat is unclear (if it's an Ark, the book never states) but the last page in particular is lovely and soothing in its simplicity.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Children's Book Love this book, it's my go-to children's gift to give!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good #plumreview love love this book... great story, must buy for any baby gift
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST bedtime book! Number one favorite bedtime book in our house! It's a must have gift for anyone with children newborn to 2 years old #plumreview
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our favourite! My kid loves this book! I love this book! In fact, I have the whole thing memorized, because we read it almost every night. Boynton's rhymes are fun, her illustrations hilarious.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Boynton Hit! We love this book! So silly. My son really enjoys it.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bedtime favourite My little one often picks this for her bedtime story. Like all Boynton books, the rhyming and pentameter are perfect.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short and sweet A perfect book for infants and if in need of a quick read.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids' favorite 8 years later, I still remember all of the words...a wonderful bedtime read
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kids quickly outgrow it but for a while this book is fantastic This book covers all the essentials on getting ready for bed in a brief and fun story.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great Boynton book! This is another favourite bedtime read for my 2 year old.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful rhythm Love boyntons books, this one especially just has such a great flow.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book! Its a fun read and the perfect length for my 9 month old daughter!
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Part of our bedtime routine! My son loves this book and especially the "rock, rock, rock" at the end of the book while we get ready for bed. Great book!
Date published: 2015-03-26
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: 2014-02-10
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: 2011-02-13
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: 2011-01-10
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: 2009-10-23
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: 2008-03-08
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!
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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....
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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.
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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: 2003-05-12
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: 2000-02-11
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: 2000-01-18

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.