Bedtime, Not Playtime!

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A young child is led on a chase before bed, as her puppy would prefer to play rather than sleep.

The cadence of this adorable rhyming board book will delight readers young and old.

A young girl is getting ready for bed when her puppy tries to play. First Rex brings his ball over, but she ignores him. Then he crashes story time, but she still doesn’t give in! Finally, as a last resort, Rex steals her teddy and the chase is on! Under the table, over the chair, her daddies give chase and, at last, rescue the bear. Now it’s really time for bed! Goodnight, Rex.

Lawrence Schimel writes in both Spanish and English and has published over 120 books as author or anthologist in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, graphic novels and children’s literature. He has twice won a Lambda Literary Award and has also won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, a White Raven from the International Youth Library in Munich, and has been chosen for IBBY's Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities three times. Lawrence is also a prolific literary translator. He lives in Madrid, Spain, where he founded the Spanish chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and served as Regional Advisor for five years.

Elīna Brasliņa lives in Riga, Latvia. After studying French and linguistics, she earned her BA and MA from the Art Academy of Latvia, specializing in printmaking. For the last number of years, she’s worked in children’s book illustration and has earned a number of awards for her craft.


“A sweet and simple story made even sweeter with a sprinkle of inclusion...Parents, guardians and care givers will fall in love with this book...Young readers will fall in love these striking illustrations.” -CM: Canadian Review of Materials “A good take on a perennial topic. ” -School Library Journal

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