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10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann
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10 Minutes till Bedtime (1998)

by Peggy Rathmann

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another well done book about bedtime and all of the fun times that can be had that will lead to a good night's rest! sleep well after the fun-filled adventures in this bedtime read. ( )
  schenk2 | Dec 7, 2013 |
In this book we see a little boy and his hamsters get ready for bed. This is an extremely creative story. The hamsters do everything along with the boy, like brush their teeth, all while doing crazy stuff like riding in cars and buses. This is a cute bedtime story for kids who are getting ready for bed. The fact that there are very little words is very beneficial to all ages as well as ESL students. All readers love taking the ride along with him and his pets on their way to bed! ( )
  TastefullyJReef | Nov 21, 2013 |
Very detailed pictures about a boy who is going to sleep in 10 minutes and is followed around by a parade of hampsters.This book can be used for counting down. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Sep 12, 2013 |
Summary: Although when it gets down to the basics, this is a counting book, it is infused with humor and funny hamsters that sign up for a tour that lasts "ten minutes" until bedtime. The book counts backwards, which is unusual, and has bright colorful pictures.

Review: My first impression was that this wasn't that great of a counting book, but once I kept reading I realized how fun it would be for kids (and they would be counting too). It was a great counting book, and I liked that it counted backwards. I think this would be a fun one to do at the end of a counting lesson to make light of numbers and other "boring" stuff.
  hkent32 | Jun 8, 2013 |
This is a cute little book about the hamsters "10 minutes bedtime tour". Many hamsters have signed up for the tour and the countdown begins. I think this is a good bedtime story for children 5 and under.
  Tryante | Nov 26, 2012 |
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Despite the title, this book is not going to put anyone to sleep! The boy is given the warning "Ten minutes till bedtime!" just as a tour of hamsters comes traipsing through the boy's bedroom. Hijinks ensue, much silliness happens, and the reader wonders if the boy will ever be able to make his deadline. At the last minute, the hamsters are off and the boy gets to bed.
Young readers will enjoy the boy's confusion, the father's obliviousness, and the gorilla from "Good Night, Gorilla" popping up in the book.
This is a good book to have young children practice 'reading' the illustrations and predict what might happen next. It's also a good book for talking about the illustrations - is this real or silly? Where did all those hamsters come from? Where do they go after the tour? Why doesn't the father see them?
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 039923103X, Hardcover)

"Ten minutes till bedtime!" Father announces from behind his newspaper. Out a picture window, his son and his son's pet hamster can see a hamster family (with kids numbered 1 to 10) approaching the house. "All aboard!" shouts the boy's prized pet, as his puzzled owner opens the door and the hamster tourists are loaded onto the special trolley. What the humans at 1 Hoppin Place don't know is that their cherished family pet has advertised on the Web (www.hamstertours.com) for a "10-Minute Bedtime Tour," and the hordes have only just begun to descend.

"Nine minutes till bedtime," Father insists, oblivious to the burgeoning hamster parade. At the 8-minute marker, the hamsters and the boy are in the kitchen for a pre-bedtime snack. One little guy is standing on top of a fruit bowl, lowering a cherry cluster with a string and paper clip. Hamster number 10 is trying to feed an animal cracker to the boy's fuzzy bedroom slipper. "Seven minutes till bedtime!" reminds Father as creative tooth-brushing progresses. But what's this? It's the 5-minute countdown marker, and the faint light of hamster headlights appears out the window. More tourists are on their way! Buses, trucks, taxis, and golf carts full of rodents are driving up the sidewalk! Hilarious hamster hijinks ensue. If you're not seeing the appeal here, it's like this: each spread is turbocharged with dozens of winsome, adorable details that will keep youngsters giggling and entranced--and counting to 10--time after time. Peggy Rathmann, author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, offers readers a rollicking rodent romp that ends with a goodnight kiss and many, many closed eyelids. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright © 1998 Peggy Rathmann, published by Putnam Books, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 2 to 8) --Karin Snelson

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A boy's hamster leads an increasingly large group of hamsters on a tour of the boy's house, while his father counts down the minutes to bedtime.

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