Everything to Spend the Night From A to Z by Ann Whitford Paul

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Grandpa! Grandpa! Come and see the things I brought for you and me--I packed my bag. I filled it tight with ... Everything to Spend the Night! Rollicking rhymes and illustrations packed with funny details reflect this exuberant narrator's delight as she pulls one thing after another out of her overnight bag and invites her grandpa to join in the fun. Readers will laugh not only at what she's packed, but at the imaginative things she does: "Now let's pretend we're in a lake. I brought an oar. watch me take two chairs, add pillows... Look, a boat! Climb on board -- off we float!" It isn't until everything's out of the bag that she discovers she's forgotten one very important thing: her pj's. Luckily, Grandpa has a solution. Full of joy and humor, this is one overnight no child will want to miss.
 

About Ann Whitford Paul

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Ann Whitford Paul's second book for children grew out of her long-time love of quilts. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.Jeanette Winter is the illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, including Hinny Winny Bunco by Carole Greene. She has twice been the recipient of the American Illustrators Guild Award. She lives in Frankfort, Maine. Maggie Smith began her career as a nursery teacher in Birmingham. She has worked as a peripatetic teacher for an under-5 s EAL Team and went on to become the Foundation Stage manager of an Early Years Unit in inner London. Maggie helped to set up an innovative unit for young children with behavioural difficulties and has also worked supporting families of children with special needs. She has taught on Early Years BTEC and CACHE courses at a college of higher education. Maggie currently works part time as an Area SENCO supporting Special Needs Co-ordinators and managers in a range of early year s settings. She is also one half of earlymatters training and consultancy, is co-author of the Hands on Guides series of books and writes for various early years publications.
 
Published March 15, 1999 by DK CHILDREN. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An alphabetic chronicle of all the necessities for a sleepover is the foundation for this energetic tale about a young girl’s visit with her grandfather.

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Arriving at her grandfather's for a sleepover, a dynamo of a girl gleefully starts unpacking her duffel: ""First some Apples we can share/ with Bunny and my fuzzy Bear./ They cry whenever I'm not home./ I couldn't leave them all alone."" But this is no simple alphabetical show-and-tell.

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