- Title: May We Sleep Here Tonight
- Author: Tan Koide
- ISBN: 9780689832888
- Page: 432
- Format: Hardcover
Three little gophers, out on a hike, have lost their way They find a house in the woods, but no one is home Timidly, they open the door and go inside, where it is warm and cozy The gophers can t resist climbing into the bed to rest Before too long, they are joined by two bunny rabbits and three raccoons who have also lost their way Just as they are all settled down foThree little gophers, out on a hike, have lost their way They find a house in the woods, but no one is home Timidly, they open the door and go inside, where it is warm and cozy The gophers can t resist climbing into the bed to rest Before too long, they are joined by two bunny rabbits and three raccoons who have also lost their way Just as they are all settled down for the night in the nice, big bed, the door opens once and this time it s the owner of the house Who the real owner is and how he treats his unexpected visitors makes a happy and reassuring ending to this delightful story The illustrations are filled with enchanting details and subtle surprises that will make small children and grownups laugh together and go right back to the beginning to look at each picture again.
Recent Comments "May We Sleep Here Tonight"
A three-star book until I 1. saw it through the eyes of toddler who knows the Goldilocks story and 2. noticed the details, especially the unsuccessful alternate use to which the firewood was put. A smallish format and gentle colors give it a nostalgic vibe. Not worth hunting down if you don't have a toddler, but worth reading if you do, or if you can find it easily.
To be honest, when I first checked this book out of the library (on a recommendation), I was underwhelmed by the illustrations, which aren't exactly my favorite style. But my toddler and preschool-aged kids LOVED this book and so I grew to love it too. My kids have long outgrown it, but even though it seems to be out of print now, I still buy used copies occasionally as gifts.
This book was great! It was mysterious and a little scary - the 4-yr-old had huge eyes. But it turns out happy and sweet.The illustrations are soft which contrasts with the 'scary' rather nicely. There are Japanese symbols on some of the items which my kids thought was cool.We read this a trillion times or more before returning it to the library. And we've checked it out many, many times.A real favorite at our house.Updated August 2010 - Well, we read it to pieces. It literally fell apart the ot [...]
Once of my favorite books as a child, and now one of my favorite to read to my children. It's a little old-fashioned but I love how things get just a teeny bit scary only to resolve with such a sweet, cozy ending. And I love the illustrations even though (as my kids like to point out) the bear doesn't really look like a bear. But I don't care. My favorite is the little gopher who sleeps through the whole thing and then is awake at the end. Side note: I have two editions, and there is one tiny di [...]
I checked this out from the library many times & finally caved in to purchase my own copy. This is so fun to read aloud & do sound effects to enhance the tension as the story progresses. The ending is comforting, satisfying, & the illustrations are delightful, inviting discussion. My child is a teen now, & we cannot imagine parting with this book.
3/21/17 Read with Naomi & Julia.
I found this book stalking Mr. Schu's stream:)
The three little gophers went out on a hike in the woods.
One of the best books ever for pre-schoolers!
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