Tuck Me In! An Interactive Bedtime Story Your Little One Will Adore

My daughter loves to read books and adores animals, so this book was a perfect fit for her. I think that most toddlers and young children will enjoy the hands-on nature of the pages turning into the blankets for the animals, and it gives them a tactile and concrete way to process what they are about to do as you settle them down for the night.

The words are repetitive so your children will quickly chime in and “read” the book, and when it’s their turn to be tucked in they may seem a little more excited to join in on the fun. My daughter has been asking to read this almost every night out of her dozens of books just sitting by the reading chair and she has also learned a couple new animals from it. After the last phrase of the book “Does anyone else need to be tucked in? Do you?” my daughter replies “I do!”.

“An instant bedtime classic.”

Tuck Me In! (Publishers Weekly, August 23)
Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt, Candlewick (40p) 

“It’s time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?” Hacohen and Scharschmidt’s first children’s book, tailor-made for bedtime, is clever in its simplicity and execution, allowing tuckees to become the tuckers in this beloved nightly ritual. Readers lift blanket-shaped flaps over a baby zebra, moose, hedgehog, and others who are ready to turn in, as each animal is bid good night. In the end, kids can join the animals, as the book concludes, “Does anyone else need to be tucked in? Do you? Good night, you!” Ages 18 mos.–4 yrs. (Sept.)

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Available at bookstores everywhere and online at retailers like Random House Inc.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. My daughter insists that I read her at least one book every night before bed. I don't think she could sleep without a book read to her. Tuck me in would be a great bed time story!

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  14. we don't have a routine yet…she's still little, but I hope to be able to have her dad and I alternate nights reading to her and putting her to bed. This book looks so cute and would be perfect for a bedtime read.

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  16. My 6 year old reads a story to his 4 year old brother while I get the twins to sleep, then one of the parents reads another story. "Tuck Me In" would be a great one to add to the rotation, and one to help my 4 year old learn to read too!

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  44. Our bed time ritual is book, song, prayer, kiss, close the door/ Although lately, its also included extra water, one more trip to the bathroom, and "I'm scared of the dark" call-out.

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