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I Don't Want to Go to Bed by Astrid Lindgren
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I Don't Want to Go to Bed

by Astrid Lindgren

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I like Manny's review, but Lucas's is similar and seems close. The only difference I saw is that Lucas lets 'Larry' hug Aunt Lotta at the end, whereas Manny only lets 'Lasse' nod to her.

Sweet fantasy, lovely lively pictures. I like how the lesson isn't presented as a fable with consequences, though - the little boy is just offered visions of other children going to bed and left to draw his own conclusions. I wonder if that's a Swedish thing or a Lindgren thing - but in any case it's a nice change from the morality tales I'm more familiar with, that are so full of 'tsk tsk' attitudes and 'watch out or see what will happen' warnings. ( )
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Astrid Lindgrenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Nordenskjöld, BirgittaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wikland, IlonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"I don't want to go to bed!" screams Larry.
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Five-year-old Larry hates to go to sleep but what he sees through Aunt Lottie's glasses persuades him that going to bed may not be so bad after all.

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