Ira Sleeps Over, Volume 39

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie's, until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear. "An appealing picture book which depicts common childhood qualms with empathy and humor." -- Booklist

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My comment isnt necessarily a review but a comment of my Overstock order. My daughter just found out she is pregnant so for Christmas I purchased several hardcover books that she loved as a child. The ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful book! It was my son's favorite when he was very young (he'll be forty this year), and now I'm buying it to read to his children. My son didn't have a teddy bear - he had a blanket that he just couldn't sleep without. He faced the same conundrum that Ira does - will his friends laugh when he brings his blanket for overnights? He eventually did, telling them that he brought an extra blanket with him, just in case he got cold in the middle of the night. But this book helped him realize that it was okay, that his friends would accept him as he was. I highly recommend it! 

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Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.

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