Once Upon a Time, the End by Geoffrey Kloske
(Asleep in 60 Seconds)

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Once upon a time
there was a grown-up
looking for a book
with very short bedtime stories
for a kid who wouldn't go to sleep.
So the grown-up picked up this book
and read this flap
and took the book home
and read it out loud
and they both laughed
and fell fast asleep
Just like you.
The end.

About Geoffrey Kloske

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Geoffrey Kloske is a book editor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Barry Blitt’s illustrations have repeatedly appeared on the cover of the New Yorker and have also graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. He is the illustrator of Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) by Geoffrey Kloske and The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh, as well as other picture books. He lives in Riverside, Connecticut.
Published January 1, 2005 by Atheneum Books. 27 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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The Three Little Pigs suddenly become just two, while Little Red Riding Hood becomes a staccato poem: “Small girl / Red hood / Big wolf / In the woods.” Hints from father to child abound, until most of the endings turn out to be slumber-related: “Is there a pea under your bed?

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Downsized riddles and fairy tales, such as "The Two Little Pigs" (the third was cut, to speed up the story), for kids who beg for "one more story" at bedtime.

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