The Squeaky, Creaky Bed by Pat Thomson

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Once there was a little boy who loved to visit his grandparents. But he couldn’t fall asleep in the squeaky, creaky bed at their house. Grandfather thought a little cat would help. Or a little dog. Maybe a little pig? Soon the bed was very full, but it was still squeaky and creaky. Would the little boy–and all his new friends–ever be able to fall asleep? Fun animal sounds, repetition, and lots of squeaking and creaking make this the kind of story young children will love to join in reading.

About Pat Thomson

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Pat Thomson is the author of several picture books in England. This is her first U.S. publication. Niki Daly’s books include Jamela’s Dress and Bravo, Zan Angelo!
Published May 13, 2003 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Thompson adapts a cumulative folktale told by Pura Belpre and others, in which a timorous lad acquires a cat, a dog, a piglet, and a parrot as bedmates to help him get over his old bed’s squeaks and creaks.

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The eponymous antique bed casts a pall over a boy's otherwise idyllic visit to his beloved grandparents.

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