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"A cheery piglet calls out affirmatives to a series of bedtime queries. . . . But the brightly colored pictures tell a different story. - KIRKUS REVIEWSIt’s time for bed, and Cornelius P. Mud knows what that means — putting his toys away, brushing his teeth, putting his pajamas on, all the things we do every night. Right? Wrong! Bedtime at Cornelius’s house is no ordinary"A cheery piglet calls out affirmatives to a series of bedtime queries. . . . But the brightly colored pictures tell a different story. - KIRKUS REVIEWSIt’s time for bed, and Cornelius P. Mud knows what that means — putting his toys away, brushing his teeth, putting his pajamas on, all the things we do every night. Right? Wrong! Bedtime at Cornelius’s house is no ordinary event. Whether it’s stuffing toys in the fridge or playing rodeo in the bathroom, this plucky piggy has his own ideas. So no, Cornelius isn’t quite ready for bed — he’s having too much fun!...

Title : Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?
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ISBN : 9780763633035
Format Type : Board Book
Number of Pages : 26 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? Reviews

  • Casandria
    2018-12-04 05:55

    A very silly book that would be a lot of fun to read with a 3-year-old

  • Erin
    2018-12-03 05:52

    Category: Picture BookAudience: Baby-PreschoolBrief Description: Cornelius P. Mud needs to get ready for bed, but are his belongings really put away?I enjoyed this story, but the illustrations were the best part. The colors are so bright and the words on the page are large enough to assist young readers. The pictures are really fun and humorous and I bet children can identify with Cornelius, who in the end is very sweet. This book was humorous and intrigued me about additional books by the same other. The School Library Journal says “it is the art that tells the whole story. Through Saltzberg's acrylic-and-pencil illustrations, readers see that while the young pig did put his toys away, he put them in the refrigerator,” and that “ This book is sure to generate laughs from children and adults alike.” Booklist says “The oversize pictures offer plenty of space for humor, and Saltzberg employs comedy to full advantage […] Set against fruity background colors (lime, cantaloupe, tangerine), the simply drawn pigs play out their respective roles.”Sources:Cooper, I. (2005). Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? (Book). Booklist, 101(17), p1593-1593.Unger, K. R. (2005). Saltzberg, Barney. Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?. School Library Journal, 51, 3. p.186(2).

  • Elaine
    2018-11-22 05:37

    Very silly story for bedtime!

  • Erin
    2018-11-25 01:37

    Had a great time reading this aloud. Gave plenty of opportunities for audience engagement. I had to laugh at myself, because it wasn't until I started reading this to a storytime group that I realized that Cornelius P. Mud is doing all the bedtime things... but in a really silly way. So the kids pointed out the first one, and then we had great fun finding all the rest of the silly things together.

  • Libby
    2018-12-06 04:39

    I'm torn by this book. I give it 4 stars because my 18-mo-old child loved it and asked us to read it to him sometimes more than once a day. It had perfect picture to text ratio, the pictures were cute and had lots of fun details, but this is really a book that makes light of being naughty. I'm sure my son is too young to understand that about this book, but later, I'm not sure if it could teach kids about telling partial lies/truths and taking advantage of vague questions. For example: the mom asks the boy, "did you put all your toys away?", and he says "yes", but in the illustration he put all his toys in the fridge, instead of where they're supposed to go. He feeds his fish like he is supposed to, but he doesn't feed them fish food, he feeds them cookies, etc. Probably I'm over thinking this, but I'm still just learning about what will influence different kids in different ways. Probably if your child is old enough, they'll recognize that this is meant to be silly and they won't try to apply any of the techniques to their own behaviors :)

  • Caroline
    2018-12-09 00:05

    A pig gets ready for bed. After doing all that pigs should do before going to bed, Cornelius still doesn't want to. Why not?Text is big and easy to read.

  • Vivian
    2018-11-24 23:44

    If there are two performers one says “I’ll be the mom” and the other says “I’ll be Cornelius”. If there is only one performer invite the children to give Cornelius’s responses. This is very easy because he says “Yes!” on most of the pages, “No!” on one page, and “A hug!” on one page. Point to the word and ask “what did Cornelius say?”. The children guess right every time and it gives them the sensation of reading.This is a perfect book to read aloud with toddlers and pre-schoolers. Every page poses a question from mom. Invite the child to "read" Cornelius's one-word reply. This gives the child the sensation of reading and the opportunity to be right every time.

  • Amy Holliday
    2018-12-07 05:37

    Summary of Book:Cornelius P. Mud seems to be ready for bed. He has brushed his teeth, gone to the bathroom, and put away all of his toys. But, maybe all is not as it seems. If you want to find out what Cornelius might have yet to do before going to bed, this is a great read, so find out!Recommended uses for this book:This book works very well in toddler storytimes about bed time. It has big words on the page Yes and No, and the children can get invovled and understand the humor on the pages. Preschoolers would also enjoy the sillyness in this book.

  • carrietracy
    2018-12-11 05:36

    The main joke of this book is all based on deceit. Cornelius's mother asks him to do various tasks to get ready for bed and he tells her he's done them when really he hasn't. I mean, he's done something which allows him to answer her questions in a way that makes her believe he's following directions, but in reality he's just causing more mischief. And mom never notices, so there are no consequences. It's going back to the library immediately.

  • Tricia
    2018-11-23 05:47

    Adorable Cornelius is asked if he has completed his pre-bed tasks and says "yes"...which may mean that his toys have been put away (in the fridge!) and that he has chosen a book (a whole stack of them!). A hug and goodnight and he's ready to sleep. Children will enjoy the humor and simplicity as well as the illustrations, which are amusingly sweet.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-23 02:45

    I picked this book for my Toddler Bedtime storytime. Cornelius P. Mud is a little pig who does not want to go to bed. He'd rather be silly and do things like put his toys away (in the fridge) or brush his teeth with a giant brush. Eventually he gets a pile of books for his mother to read and a hug from her and goes to sleep. This was a very cute story. I look forward to reading it to my son.

  • Kristen
    2018-12-06 22:59

    I read this in both my toddler and preschool story times and it went over well in both. The illustrations are a whole bunch of fun and the kids enjoyed looking at them and picking out all of the silliness therein.

  • Erma Talamante
    2018-11-25 05:59

    A fun bedtime book about getting ready for bed, great for beginning readers. A story so silly that it will have you and your child laughing out loud as Cornelius gets ready for bed, answering his mother's questions with single word answers.

  • Heather Pleier
    2018-12-10 06:37

    FANTASTIC BOOK for introducing the concept of reading print to pre-readers!There's a "YES!" response on almost every page, and a "NO!" response on one page. Even 2 or 3 year olds can learn to recognize those words and help "read" the book.

  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    2018-12-01 04:39

    This is by far my two year old's favorite book :) He loves reading it along with me (well, ok, so he get the easy parts like "yes", "no", "fish", "cookies", "hug" and "good night", but still), and he brings it to me several times a day for me to read it.

  • Stephanie Middleton
    2018-12-05 01:40

    Another bedtime book I might have to purchase. Cornelius is so cute and naughty! And the big hug at the end elicits sweet squeals from my 15 month old every time. I have read this one aloud in storytimes, too, and it always kept the little guys laughing and engaged.

  • Zach
    2018-11-30 02:36

    A play on 'Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for School?' Cornelius does everything his mother asks him to do to get ready for bed (in his own clever way of course). But is he ready for bed? Not without that big hug from mom, first! Children will love the artwork in this series!

  • Kelsey
    2018-11-22 00:55

    Age: 2 years - 4 yearsAlthough Cornelius P. Mud has good intentions to get ready for bed, he might not perfectly follow directions.The vibrant large pictures are great for younger ages and the kids can join in the repetition of "YES!"

  • Lizzie
    2018-11-16 06:05

    Great text/picture balance, but slightly confused by the ending. Why a guitar?

  • Sarah
    2018-11-30 04:43

    Love the color and theme. And there is a surprise at the ends that Dirk loves.

  • Shelby Gogo
    2018-11-28 02:36

    Dear Barney, great work. The book enouraged a young reader to express herself, as though the narrarator was speaking to her as well as Cornelius.

  • Megan Marvel
    2018-11-15 01:47

    Better for younger kids as the story is VERY basic.

  • Jessica Lyons
    2018-11-27 03:53

    Funny. Great illustrations

  • Stacey
    2018-11-18 04:02

    Bedtime, go-to Toddler book

  • Leah
    2018-12-04 01:03

    Silly and simple -- perfect for a bedtime themed storytime!

  • Katie
    2018-11-21 22:55

    This was a cute picture book!

  • Christine Turner
    2018-11-23 06:59

    This is listed as a board book, but I believe the copy I read was a picture book. I need to check my notes. LOVE Cotnelius and these books are always a hit in Storytime.

  • Yingyi
    2018-12-01 07:05

    No matter how naughty kids are, they want to hear from their parents: come and give me a hug.

  • Ruth Ann
    2018-11-13 01:03

    Perfect for toddler and pre-school storytimes, this is a short and funny picture with sparse and large text.

  • B
    2018-12-12 06:02

    3.5-3.75 starts... pretty cute series