Project Description


Back to Bed, Ed!

by Sebastien Braun

Getting ready for bed is lots of fun at Ed’s house. But while Ed loves going to bed, he doesn’t like staying there.

At bedtime, 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 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. The bright, uncluttered illustrations perfectly complement the simplicity of the story.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-518-8
Publication Date: 2/1/2010
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-5/8 ̎ x 11 ̎
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-775-5
Publication Date: 2/1/2014
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-5/8 ̎ x 11 ̎
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
AR Level: 1.6
F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Bedtime, Family, Fear, Independence
BISAC 1: JUV010000 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
BISAC 2: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories


“The simple text works in tandem with the illustrations to produce 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

“Reassuring and right up a toddler’s nighttime alley.” ―Kirkus Reviews

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

“An enjoyable, straightforward story.” ―Sunday Eagle

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

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