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No jumping on the bed! by Tedd Arnold

No jumping on the bed! (edition 2004)

by Tedd Arnold

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Title:No jumping on the bed!
Authors:Tedd Arnold
Info:New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2004.
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No Jumping on the Bed! by Tedd Arnold



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I liked the book “No Jumping on the Bed” by Tedd Arnold. One reason I liked the book was because of the illustrations. Every other page in the book had a full page illustration on it. The illustrations were also very colorful and had a lot going on in each one. They also accurately portrayed what was happening in the story. Another aspect of the story I liked was the characters. The characters were relatable to young children. “If Delbert can jump on his bed, so can I.” At this point in the story Walter is disobeying his dad and jumps on his bed anyways. As a result, he breaks his floor and falls downward into his neighbor’s dining room. He then continues to fall through many people’s apartments. In the end, it ends up all being a dream. “No more jumping on the bed for me.” As soon as Walter says that, Delbert comes crashing through the ceiling because he was jumping on his bed. The big idea of the story is to listen to your parents. When they tell you not to do something, it is usually for your own good. ( )
  amulve2 | Oct 16, 2014 |
In this book, a naughty little boy falls through the floors of his apartment building, interrupting different types of people's evenings. Was it real, or just a dream? A silly book that could pair with the five little monkeys. ( )
  kradish | Jul 30, 2014 |
I love this book for predicting what will happen next. Think alouds are great to use with this book because it helps with comprehension and finding out what the author wants us to find out next.
  KayceBivins | Apr 30, 2014 |
This story is about a young boy who repeatedly jumps on his bed after his father stresses the importance not to do so because the chance of crashing through the floor was very high. With its simple story line young readers are able to keep up with the rhyming text. The vibrant color illustrations are very detailed and cartoon like. The underlying message one can take away from reading this book, is no matter what other children’s parents allow them to do, there is a reason for your own parents not allowing you to do so. Tedd Arnold is both the author and illustrator of thos book. He has written over 50 books along with winning the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor.
  yazmeen | Dec 16, 2012 |
Walter's father tells him not to jump on the bed, but when he hears the boy above him doing it, Walter thinks it's only fair if he gets to jump, too! But his jumping send him, and his bed too, crashing down through floor after floor of other apartments. Down they all go, all the way to the basement, picking up spaghetti and fish and stamps and paint and instruments as well as people along the way.
Despite the book's age, the soft, rounded illustrations have remained, for the most part, timely. The only thing that might strike young readers is the size of the tv - small and boxy with an antennae, it's clearly a product of the late 80s, when the tale was first publish. A twist on a bedtime warning very familiar to most children, this cyclical story provides lots of laughs, particularly as Walter remains composed - and polite - through the whole ordeal. ( )
  rjmoir | Dec 5, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014055839X, Paperback)

Walter lives near the top floor of a tall apartment building, where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultuous fall through floor after floor, collecting occupants all the way down. Reprint. SLJ. PW.

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Walter lives near the top floor of a tall apartment building, where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultous fall through floor after floor, collecting occupants all the way down.

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