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Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? by Wade…

Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?

by Wade Bradford, Johanna van der Sterre (Illustrator)

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This book tells a short story about a young boy who questions his mother about making his bed and why. He does not understand why, when they both know how dirty it till just get again. His mother teachers his that "it is because I said so!" This young boy obeys his mother at the end of the story but simply doing as she asks. This can show children to respect orders from their parents without asking the question, "Why?" ( )
  Raquelb | Oct 2, 2014 |
This book shows how making the bed has changed throughout history. This story helps kids understand why they must make their beds. ( )
  achatela | Apr 20, 2013 |
Messy rooms through the centuries. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Since ancient times children have always asked the question "why do I have to make my bed?" A least that is what is said in this picture book. The story goes back in time, from generation to generation, culture to culture.

Genre: Historical Fiction
Age(s): 5-9 ( )
  feboudre | Oct 25, 2011 |
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When a boy asks his mother why he must make his bed, she tells him a story about his ancestors who posed the same question through the centuries, going all the way back to a caveboy and his mother.

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