take ted instead
CASSANDRA WEBB * AMANDA FRANCEY
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It’s bedtime for one tired little boy. But why should he go to bed when everyone else in – and out of – the house is still up? He has a suggestion or two (or three, or four) for who might like to go instead …
From Red (the dog) to Ned (the neighbor) to Ed (the fish), Take Ted Instead is a simple ode to nighttime procrastination, filled with rhyme and repetition.
The text’s predictability is both comforting and engaging, especially to tired pre-readers, and the art has its own narrative, with lots of details to spot and follow.
Themes include bedtime, rhyming, and community.