A Bedtime Story by Mem Fox

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Bedtime is the perfect time to read a story, and that's exactly what Polly and Bed Rabbit want to do. Are Mom and Dad ready? From one of the most popular authors writing for young children today, this timely and important message about families reading together is also a wonderfully warm and satisfying nightime read. Full color.

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Australian writer, Mem Fox was born on March 5th, 1946 in Melbourne. At the age of six months, she and her parents who were missionaries moved to Zimbabwe and she attended the mission school there. At the age of eighteen, she left Zimbabwe and attended a drama school in London. She eventually returned to Australia where she was a college professor. She held the position as Associate Professor, Literacy Studies, in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia. Fox is considered Australia's most popular children's author. Her title Possum Magic, a title dedicated to her daughter, is the best-selling picture book in Australia. It was also named a Highly Commended Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Best Children's Book in the 1984 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. Night Noises was a Notable Children's Book in Language Arts, and a 1990 Horn Book Fanfare selection. It was also named by Redbook magazine as one of the ten best picture books of 1989. Other titles written by Fox include Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Time for Bed, Koala Lou, Wombat Divine, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath (co-written with Olivia Rawson), Count Goats!, and The Little Dragon. Fox has written over twenty picture books for children and several others for adults. Other awards received by Fox include the 1990 Dromkeen Medal for distinguished services to children's literature, a 1991 Advance Australia Award for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature and a medal in the 1993 Australia Day Honours awards for services to the cultural life of Australia. Although writing is her profession now, teaching is her first love. In addition to writing, she is an international literacy consultant who is in great demand to speak at literacy conferences nationally and internationally. As she did in "No Haircut Today" ("pitch perfect language ... and spiky drawings that blend funny and fond." - "The Washington Post") and "Time to Get Dressed "("captures the complex relationship between parent and child with both wacky humor and exquisite tenderness." - "Publishers Weekly, "starred review), Elivia Savadier proves again that she is a master of economy, able to suggest more in a single line than others do in an entire book. Ms. Savadier lives in Massachusetts.
Published September 1, 1996 by Mondo Pub. 24 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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As lackluster as its title, Fox's (Time for Bed) slight story tells of a girl trying her hardest to get her parents' attention at bedtime. Because her stuffed bunny (coyly named Bed Rabbit) can't read

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Because her stuffed bunny (coyly named Bed Rabbit) can't read, Polly wants Mom or Dad to read him a story.

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