Beep Beep! Go to Sleep! – Todd Tarpley

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  • Age Range: 4 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool ‒ 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September, 8 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316254436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316254434



A playful robot bedtime story, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco!

Quiet at last. Not a peep. Three little robots are… BEEP! BEEP!
When his three rambunctious robots give every possible excuse not to go to sleep, what’s a little boy to do? With a fun refrain that will have readers of all ages chanting along, here’s a book that kids will be begging to read every night before bed.


Notable Acknowledgements: Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco


Rationale for Inclusion: Who doesn’t love a good bedtime story? “Beep Beep! Go to Sleep!” offers just that and much more as it makes great use of rhymes, while also incorporating elements of humor. What I found particularly funny about this book is the fact that it gives children a window into the worlds of their parents/caregivers and how they often feel when trying to put children to bed! Far too often, children try to come up with any excuse just to stay awake, so it was funny how this book offered children a more parental perspective on the topic of getting to bed. Instead of incorporating parents/caregivers into the story however, this book makes use of robots, which I thought was a great idea. I felt that using robots allowed the author to incorporate elements of humor such as the robot saying “I want more oil” as an excuse not to go to sleep. Additionally, the robots in the story added a sense of play and wonder, which I think are very important features to include in any children’s book.



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