Ben's dad wasn't getting much sleep. There were too many children in his bed. Not just Ben, but also his baby brother Billy. And then the twins, Beth and Bart, arrived. There was only one thing for it...Ben's dad fetched his tools, and set to work building the biggest bed in the world. At last he had enough room to sleep comfortably, even after the triplets, Briony, Bella and Boris were born. But, unfortunately for Ben's dad, he still had a problem. The biggest bed in the world was also the heaviest bed in the world and one night, in the middle of the night, it began to move...Lindsay Camp's hilarious tale will delight pre-school children, who will love the rhythmic, patterned language and the outrageous idea of a bed on the move with a whole family asleep on top of it. AGE 3-7
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Lindsay Camp was born in Guildford, Surrey in 1957. He did an English degree at Bristol University and now works as a freelance advertising copywriter. He describes himself as a fanatical but useless tennis player, an enthusiastic but talentless guitarist and a songwriter. He lives in Bristol, with his wife, three children and three cats.From Publishers Weekly:
A family bed seems like a good idea when Mom and Dad have only one small baby, but as that baby grows, and as more children (including sets of twins and triplets, all with names beginning with "B") are added to the brood, bleary-eyed Dad keeps wondering, "How am I supposed to sleep like this?" Desperate, he makes the biggest bed in the world--"so big, he had to knock down several walls to make enough room for it." When that leads to a comic disaster, he bans everybody but Mom from the parental bedroom then realizes that sleeping ? deux feels "well, a little empty." Dad finally dozes off when everybody is back under the same covers. With a succinct text and tightly rendered, pastel-hued pictures, Camp (Hippo's River Caf?) and Langley (The Three Little Kittens in the Enchanted Forest) gently push the chaotic realities of everyday family life to a logical and hilarious conclusion. Their keen sense of hyperbole never spins out of control: even when Dad's enormous bed crashes through the house's walls and goes barreling out to sea, the story still retains a cheeky ring of truth. Ages 3-6. (Feb.)
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Book Description Picture Lions, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1983288