The Biggest Bed in the World

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"How am I supposed to sleep like this?"

Ben's dad can't seem to get a good night's sleep. There are too many children in his bed!

First, there's Ben, and then there's Ben's Brother Billy. Soon the twins, Beth and Bart arrive. And then...yikes!...Brittany, Bella, and Boris are born!

Ben's dad decides to build the biggest bed in the world. But the world's biggest bed also turns out to be the world's heaviest bed....Uh-oh!

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Lindsay Camp is the author of many acclaimed children's books, including Hippos's River Cafe, illustrated by Peta Coplans, and The Midnight Feast, illustrated by Tony Ross. Mr. Camp lives with his wife, three children, and three cats in Bristol, England.

Jonathan Langley, illustrator of The Biggest Bed in the World by Lindsay Camp, The Three Little Kittens in the Enchanted Forest: a Pop-Up Adventure by Hilary Aaron, and My First Dictionary by Barry Root, studied graphic design and illustration at the Liverpool College of Art, and bookbinding at the Camberwell School of Art. Several of Mr. Langley's illustrations are featured at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London, England. He lives with his wife and three children in northern England.

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A family bed seems like a good idea when Mom and Dad have only one small baby, but as that baby grows, and as more children (including sets of twins and triplets, all with names beginning with "B") are added to the brood, bleary-eyed Dad keeps wondering, "How am I supposed to sleep like this?" Desperate, he makes the biggest bed in the world--"so big, he had to knock down several walls to make enough room for it." When that leads to a comic disaster, he bans everybody but Mom from the parental bedroom then realizes that sleeping ? deux feels "well, a little empty." Dad finally dozes off when everybody is back under the same covers. With a succinct text and tightly rendered, pastel-hued pictures, Camp (Hippo's River Caf?) and Langley (The Three Little Kittens in the Enchanted Forest) gently push the chaotic realities of everyday family life to a logical and hilarious conclusion. Their keen sense of hyperbole never spins out of control: even when Dad's enormous bed crashes through the house's walls and goes barreling out to sea, the story still retains a cheeky ring of truth. Ages 3-6. (Feb.)
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