Project Description

Back to Bed Ed

Back to Bed, Ed!

by Sebastien Braun

An adorable new character conquers a perennial childhood challenge!

Getting ready for bed is lots of fun at Ed’s house. Ed plays silly games with Dad. He has a drink and brushes his teeth. He takes a bath and cuddles with Mom for a bedtime story. Then Ed is off to bed with hugs and kisses.

But while Ed loves going to bed, he doesn’t like staying there. Night after night he tiptoes down the hall and climbs into Mom and Dad’s big bed. Mom and Dad aren’t getting much sleep so they come up with a plan to keep Ed in his bed.

Ed doesn’t think much of Mom and Dad’s plan—so he comes up with one on his own!

Author-illustrator Sebastien Braun offers a charming spin on the perennial challenge of getting children to stay in bed. Young readers will easily sympathize with Ed’s bedtime anxieties, and will be delighted with the way the young hero ultimately tames his fears. The uncluttered illustrations, featuring bright, bold colors and simple scenes that focus on the characters and their actions, perfectly complement the simplicity of the story.

Hardcover: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-518-8
Total Pages: 32
Size: 8 5/8 x 11
Language: English
Paperback: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-775-5
Total Pages: 32
Size: 8 5/8 x 11
Language: English
Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 135845
AR Reading Level: 1.6
AR Points: 0.5

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: J
F&P Grade: 1


“…a great story that’s fun to read.” ―School Library Journal, * STARRED REVIEW *

“Braun’s reportorial tone establishes a calm by sympathetic mood for an anxiety-ridden subject…” ―Publishers Weekly

“…right up a toddler’s nighttime alley.” ―Kirkus

“…simple pen and ink drawings capture the plot with a charm that will invite a ‘read it again!…’” ―Deseret News

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“Kids will be curious to see what happens…” ―New Jersey Family

“…an enjoyable, straightforward story.” ―Sunday Eagle

“…Young children who are afraid of the dark will find this to be a reassuring tale…” ―New Jersey Library Services

“This is a very cute book…The illustrations are adorable of this little mouse and his bedtime issues…” ―Young Readers Room blog

“…I especially love Braun’s bright, colorful illustrations of the not-so-sleepy little mouse and his very tired parents! Full-page illustrations…really giving the book a fun, adventurous feel.” ―US Kids Parents and Teachers magazine

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CCBC Choices (Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center 2011

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education 2011

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Sebastien Braun is the author-illustrator of Back to Bed, Ed as well as I Love My Daddy and its companion, I Love My Mommy. A native of France, Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg. He lives in England.