2018 Missouri Building Block Nominee: Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! – Daniel Boone Regional Library

2018 Missouri Building Block Nominee: Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!

Go to Sleep in Your Own BedAll the animals are mixed up on the farm, and it’s delightful bedtime confusion. In the Missouri Building Block nominee “Go Sleep in Your Own Bed!” each animal heads to their bed only to find it already occupied! As each is kicked out and goes to their own bed, the cycle continues. The illustrations are done in lovely muted blues, greens and browns, perfect for a sleepy bedtime story. Each animal makes a sound before they’re kicked out of bed, which makes it fun for children to predict what animal is next! This is a great read aloud, as it’s full of fun animal sounds and onomatopoeia. If you want to extend the farm animal fun, try singing this song courtesy of Library Storytime ABC’s:

The Animals on the Farm
(Sung to: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The cow on the farm says,
“Moo, moo, moo!
Moo, moo, moo!
Moo, moo, moo!”
The cow on the farm says,
“Moo, moo, moo!”
All day long.
Mooooooooooo!

Additional verses:
Pig ~ “Oink, oink, oink!”
Sheep ~ “Baa, baa, baa!”
Horse ~ “Neigh, neigh, neigh!

If your little one really likes singing, you could even follow the order of the book together. Start with the pig, then the cow, then the hen, all the way to the cat at the end. If singing about all seven animals doesn’t tire your kiddo out, I don’t know what will!

Once you have read at least five Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominees, help your child vote for their favorite. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger and goes through December. The winner will be announced in February.