Take Ned Instead by Cassandra Webb
Published by New Frontier Publishing
We all know littlies who make excuses not to go to bed and the small child in this picture book is no different from any other. When Mum says ‘It’s time for bed, sleepyhead,’ he constantly suggests someone or something other than himself for Mum to take up to bed.
‘No, no, take Red instead,’ he says of his golden cocker spaniel. Next, he suggests Seb the baby, then Fred the cat, Jedd the big brother, Zed the space toy, Ned the neighbor, Ed the goldfish, and even Ted, the giant teddy bear.
When Mum suggests Ted might be lonely in bed all by himself, the little child has second thoughts. Might he finally have given in to sleep?
‘Take me too,’ he says at last.
The final amusing picture provides a giggle in this colourful and enjoyable picture book.
An ideal bedtime read for the very young.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Cassandra Webb
Illustrator: Amanda Francey
Title: Take Ted Instead
Publisher: New Frontier Publishing
Published: April 2016