Time for Bed, Baby Ted

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Holiday House, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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It's time for bed, but where is baby Ted? He's not baby Ted! Try and guess what he is instead. Whether baby Ted is pretending to be a snapping crocodile, squeaky mouse, or prickly porcupine, one thing is clear: this baby beastie is not headed for dreamland! But Dad helps his little animal get into pajamas, brush his teeth, and snuggle under the covers. With a quack, a snack, an cluck, and a tuck, baby Ted is ready for slumber in this winsome bedtime book.

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Time for Bed, Baby Ted contains lots of figurative language. One thing it contains is rhyme. A rhyme from the book is ‘Bed and Ted’. Another rhyme in the book was ‘Tuck and Pluck’. Rhyming helps little readers explore rhyming and helps them increase vocabulary. Another thing is onomatopoeia. This helps readers learn new sounds that things make. An example is when Ted started barking. the book also features lots of other onomatopoeia. The last form of figurative language is metaphor. Kids can learn to compare using the examples in the book, such as Ted comparing himself to a ‘Seal Pup’ and many other things such as a frog, crocodile, and more. If little kids read Time for Bed, Baby Ted, they will become better readers.
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Time For Bed Baby Ted by Debra Sartell has a lot of awesome examples of figurative language. This story has imagery. Imagery helps readers feel like they’re a part of the story or in the story. When baby Ted “snaps”, readers hear him snapping in their head or when the dad says “I will wrap you up” readers can see that happening. This story also shows rhyme. Rhyme usually helps the words go through your mouth or hop through your teeth and make the story flow more and make it more fun. In the book Ted says “ I’m not a baby croc. I can’t go to bed. Try and guess what I am instead.” That makes the story flow more. This children’s book also includes onomatopoeia.
Onomatopoeia makes the story more loud and interesting and fun! With like the CRASH and BOOM it just makes the story more bigger than it already is. In the story the boy (Ted) was “squeaking” and that makes a noise in the story. All this figurative language helps the story be more fun and bouncy.

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About the author (2010)

Debra Sartell began to write poetry and picture books when her son, Cole, was born. She lives in Corte Madera, California.

KAY CHORAO, the celebrated illustrator of more than sixty children's books, makes her Harcourt debut with Whose House? She lives in New York City.

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