by Lori Zoss
illustrated by Cheri Polk
Hardcover, 24 pagesPublished November 16th 2013 by Hugo House Publishers
Fred has outgrown his lovely red bed. His dad wants to surprise him with a brand new big-dog bed. However, when Fred can't find his bed or his Dad, he grows worried and begins searching everywhere for them. His friends try to help him by showing him what they think of as good sleeping places - the cricket discovers a pile of leaves and the frog spies a log. Yet it is the wise old owl that helps Fred settle down and return home where his father is waiting with the surprise.
This is a cute, rhyming picture book about the big step from a baby bed to a big-kid bed. The illustrations are pleasant and the story fun. However, some of the rhymes seem a tad awkward and forced. Overall it gets the point across in a sweet way.
I received an e-galley via NetGalley.