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{"id":903346305,"title":"Billy's Big-Boy Bed","handle":"billys-big-boy-bed","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWritten and illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Author\/Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003ci\u003e\"Billy was getting big.\u003cbr\u003e His clothes were too small.\u003cbr\u003e His shoes were too tight.\"\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat time is it when the crib can't hold another teddy bear and your feet hang out the sides? Time to get a big-boy bed. But Billy's crib has been good to him all of his young life–sometimes it's a bus, sometimes it's a pirate ship. Give it up? Billy and his best bear, Fuzz, aren't so sure that's a good idea.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes's brightly colored and brilliantly imaginative illustrations bring to life Billy's apprehensions about moving into a big-boy bed. This sensitive and funny portrayal is perfect for story time with little ones preparing to make their own big, and sometimes scary, changes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"First Day Jitters\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/first-day-jitters\"\u003eFirst Day Jitters\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/billys-big-boy-bed-spread.jpg?1645695625005212306\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes, author\/illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes studied at Rhode Island School of Design, spending her senior year as a European Honor Student in Rome. After many years as a freelance graphic designer, Phyllis realized her dream of becoming an author and illustrator of children's books. Her works include \u003ci\u003eAnimals Black and White\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eBaby Face\u003c\/i\u003e Phyllis lives in Savannah, Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author\/Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Phyllis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBilly is growing up and out of his crib in this issue-specific story. The little tyke enjoys shopping with his parents for a new big-boy bed, but when it is installed in his room, he's very reluctant to move out of his crib. It's in his crib, after all, where he can play bus driver and pirate captain. But most of all, his crib is the reliable safe-haven where he and his six teddy bears cozy in for the night. As Billy grows into the idea his first step is to gradually move his teddy bears to the new, bigger bed. It isn't too long, however, before Billy himself makes the move. Throughout, Billy's parents have shown gentle patience in the face of Billy's ambivalence. They let him get used to the idea at his own pace. In a way that the words do not, Tildes's artwork will draw children in. They can't help but enjoy the array of teddy bears, each charmingly unique. Drawn with a loving hand, the watercolor illustrations are gentle and realistic; Billy's expressive face is adorable. This piece seems aimed at parents, instructing them on how best to deal with a child's reluctance to change. It lacks any real story power, and toddlers may find it less than engrossing--but those who can apply the bed scenario to other life challenges will relate with Billy as he finds that growing up can be daunting.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis pleasant story introduces one of the first major milestones in a child's life. Billy is growing out of his crib, which he shares with a large collection of stuffed bears. He and his parents visit a furniture store where the boy enjoys bouncing and rolling on an array of mattresses. However, when a new, bright-red bed is delivered and set up in his room, he ignores it and chooses the familiar comfort of his crib. His parents wisely allow him to adapt gradually to the bed--he uses it to display his bears and for nighttime stories, but continues to sleep in his cozy crib. After a dream of growing too large for it, Billy decides he is ready for the roomy new bed. Clear watercolors depict a happy youngster and his patient parents. 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Time to get a big-boy bed. But Billy's crib has been good to him all of his young life–sometimes it's a bus, sometimes it's a pirate ship. Give it up? Billy and his best bear, Fuzz, aren't so sure that's a good idea.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes's brightly colored and brilliantly imaginative illustrations bring to life Billy's apprehensions about moving into a big-boy bed. This sensitive and funny portrayal is perfect for story time with little ones preparing to make their own big, and sometimes scary, changes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"First Day Jitters\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/first-day-jitters\"\u003eFirst Day Jitters\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/billys-big-boy-bed-spread.jpg?1645695625005212306\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes, author\/illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhyllis Limbacher Tildes studied at Rhode Island School of Design, spending her senior year as a European Honor Student in Rome. After many years as a freelance graphic designer, Phyllis realized her dream of becoming an author and illustrator of children's books. Her works include \u003ci\u003eAnimals Black and White\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eBaby Face\u003c\/i\u003e Phyllis lives in Savannah, Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author\/Illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/phyllis-limbacher-tildes\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Phyllis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBilly is growing up and out of his crib in this issue-specific story. The little tyke enjoys shopping with his parents for a new big-boy bed, but when it is installed in his room, he's very reluctant to move out of his crib. It's in his crib, after all, where he can play bus driver and pirate captain. But most of all, his crib is the reliable safe-haven where he and his six teddy bears cozy in for the night. As Billy grows into the idea his first step is to gradually move his teddy bears to the new, bigger bed. It isn't too long, however, before Billy himself makes the move. Throughout, Billy's parents have shown gentle patience in the face of Billy's ambivalence. They let him get used to the idea at his own pace. In a way that the words do not, Tildes's artwork will draw children in. They can't help but enjoy the array of teddy bears, each charmingly unique. Drawn with a loving hand, the watercolor illustrations are gentle and realistic; Billy's expressive face is adorable. This piece seems aimed at parents, instructing them on how best to deal with a child's reluctance to change. It lacks any real story power, and toddlers may find it less than engrossing--but those who can apply the bed scenario to other life challenges will relate with Billy as he finds that growing up can be daunting.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis pleasant story introduces one of the first major milestones in a child's life. Billy is growing out of his crib, which he shares with a large collection of stuffed bears. He and his parents visit a furniture store where the boy enjoys bouncing and rolling on an array of mattresses. However, when a new, bright-red bed is delivered and set up in his room, he ignores it and chooses the familiar comfort of his crib. His parents wisely allow him to adapt gradually to the bed--he uses it to display his bears and for nighttime stories, but continues to sleep in his cozy crib. After a dream of growing too large for it, Billy decides he is ready for the roomy new bed. Clear watercolors depict a happy youngster and his patient parents. The sweet watercolor illustrations, worked in cheerful primary colors, tell the story well even without the words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/billys-big-boy-bed-cvr.jpg?1197774352311109363\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/billys-big-boy-bed-hires.zip?2050832862862189748\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-475-1\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 2-4\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e8 x 10\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Billy's Big-Boy Bed

Written and illustrated by: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

"Billy was getting big.
His clothes were too small.
His shoes were too tight."

What time is it when the crib can't hold another teddy bear and your feet hang out the sides? Time to get a big-boy bed. But Billy's crib has been good to him all of his young life–sometimes it's a bus, sometimes it's a pirate ship. Give it up? Billy and his best bear, Fuzz, aren't so sure that's a good idea.

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes's brightly colored and brilliantly imaginative illustrations bring to life Billy's apprehensions about moving into a big-boy bed. This sensitive and funny portrayal is perfect for story time with little ones preparing to make their own big, and sometimes scary, changes.

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Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, author/illustrator

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes studied at Rhode Island School of Design, spending her senior year as a European Honor Student in Rome. After many years as a freelance graphic designer, Phyllis realized her dream of becoming an author and illustrator of children's books. Her works include Animals Black and White, and Baby Face Phyllis lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Read more about Phyllis.

Kirkus Reviews

Billy is growing up and out of his crib in this issue-specific story. The little tyke enjoys shopping with his parents for a new big-boy bed, but when it is installed in his room, he's very reluctant to move out of his crib. It's in his crib, after all, where he can play bus driver and pirate captain. But most of all, his crib is the reliable safe-haven where he and his six teddy bears cozy in for the night. As Billy grows into the idea his first step is to gradually move his teddy bears to the new, bigger bed. It isn't too long, however, before Billy himself makes the move. Throughout, Billy's parents have shown gentle patience in the face of Billy's ambivalence. They let him get used to the idea at his own pace. In a way that the words do not, Tildes's artwork will draw children in. They can't help but enjoy the array of teddy bears, each charmingly unique. Drawn with a loving hand, the watercolor illustrations are gentle and realistic; Billy's expressive face is adorable. This piece seems aimed at parents, instructing them on how best to deal with a child's reluctance to change. It lacks any real story power, and toddlers may find it less than engrossing--but those who can apply the bed scenario to other life challenges will relate with Billy as he finds that growing up can be daunting.

School Library Journal

This pleasant story introduces one of the first major milestones in a child's life. Billy is growing out of his crib, which he shares with a large collection of stuffed bears. He and his parents visit a furniture store where the boy enjoys bouncing and rolling on an array of mattresses. However, when a new, bright-red bed is delivered and set up in his room, he ignores it and chooses the familiar comfort of his crib. His parents wisely allow him to adapt gradually to the bed--he uses it to display his bears and for nighttime stories, but continues to sleep in his cozy crib. After a dream of growing too large for it, Billy decides he is ready for the roomy new bed. Clear watercolors depict a happy youngster and his patient parents. The sweet watercolor illustrations, worked in cheerful primary colors, tell the story well even without the words.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-57091-475-1

Ages: 2-4
Page count: 32
8 x 10