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Sweet Dreams, Roo: Winnie the Pooh    by Catherine Hapka & Disney Storybook Artists order for
Sweet Dreams, Roo
by Catherine Hapka
Order:  USA  Can
Disney, 2012 (2012)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

It is bedtime in the Hundred-Acre Wood, but little Roo isn't the least bit sleepy. After Kanga runs out of bedtime stories, the rest of the Winnie the Pooh gang help out by contributing a favorite bedtime tale.

Pooh begins with a story called The Land of Honey, but does that get Roo in the mood for bed? 'Nope!' says Roo. 'But your story made me awfully hungry, Pooh Bear.'

Next, Piglet tries with a scary story called Sniglet the Brave. Still, Roo's not ready to pull up the cover and turn off the lights. 'Did I hear that somebody needs a sleepifying story?' asks Tigger as he bounds into the room. Now he shares The Big Race, but not even this exciting tale does the trick.

Eeyore and Rabbit both try unsuccessfully to get Roo to fall asleep with their stories before Owl finally gives it a try. The long winded bird goes on, and on, and on, and before you know it, Roo is asleep as are all the other animals who stayed around to listen!

This padded board book is filled with colorful illustrations and each of the stories is only a page or so in length. You'll probably have to read the whole book, which isn't that long, to get your little Roo to fall asleep, but if you are lucky, it may take only a couple of the animals' tales. Either way, this is a fun book that children three and older will enjoy reading at bedtime.

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