Children's book club - Bing: Bed Time by Ted Dewan

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jan-14 17:21:52

You may remember a comp we ran last year to celebrate the publication of Bing: Get Dressed. We're delighted that the second Bing story - this time Bing: Bedtime is kicking off the New Year as one of our Jan children's book club choices. Share the ups and downs of everyday life in this playful pre-school series from award-winning picture book creator Ted Dewan.

Find out more and apply for one of 50 free copies. If you're one of the lucky 50 you will be notified on Tuesday 7 Jan and once you've had chance to read the book we'll ask you to post a review or let us know what you think on this thread.

ConcreteElephant Fri 03-Jan-14 22:18:45

Oh, I hope we get this one. Several times a week I find myself saying 'Good for you Bing Bunny!' in response to something DD has said smile

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Fri 03-Jan-14 22:23:31

Sounds lovely.

PSG1968 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:03:50

We read Bing get dressed & loved it so fingers crossed as would love to read as a family the sequel!!

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 15:26:36

This giveaway is now closed. We will notify those who have been selected via email and they will receive a free copy of the book.

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 17-Jan-14 11:31:48

For those who were lucky in our giveaway, your copy should be with you very soon. Whether you won in our giveaway or bought a copy yourself, once you have read the book with your DC we would love it if you could post a review telling us what you thought. smile

Happy Reading!
MNHQ

I still haven't received my copy sad

verap Fri 24-Jan-14 18:29:12

I still havent received mine :-(

NewBlueShoesToo Fri 24-Jan-14 20:36:44

Hooray at last. All my children have loved Bing books and nobody has heard of them.

ConcreteElephant Sat 25-Jan-14 08:09:54

Still not received here either - looking forward to it though.

buckleymichael Sun 26-Jan-14 15:57:43

Hi still not received my copy x

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 27-Jan-14 13:59:36

My copy arrived today! I'll be back once we've read it.

BlackSusie2004 Mon 27-Jan-14 23:24:10

I eventually got the Bing book today (not Mumsnet's fault, I know they'd passed my details on straight away). Initially I was a little concerned when I saw on the first page, the reply to 'Ready to Read?' was 'Yup!'. I do try very hard not to introduce any slang type words to my little one's vocabulary and didn't really want this becoming the word of the moment.
Anyway, I managed to skip that page, which wasn't difficult, and was pleasantly surprised with the rest of the book, and we recognised a few things from bedtime in our home! We both agreed that Bing was very cute, but we are bunny rabbit lovers in our home anyway!

MrsRedWhite214 Mon 27-Jan-14 23:30:51

Hoping mine arrives soon, love reading new books with my son!

Yasmin1 Tue 28-Jan-14 18:34:56

Received my copy yesterday and read to my little four yr old at bedtime. She loved it. So much so, that I've had to leave it by the bed so we can read it again today! She thinks Bing is cute. It's a good book for little ones especially if you are trying to get them into some routine at bedtime. The book is easy to follow, bright and colourful. Thanks for sending this. Good book for little ones.

verap Wed 29-Jan-14 10:54:12

Still waiting for my copy, hope it arrives today!

verap Wed 29-Jan-14 12:33:43

Nothing today then.....

Lent1l Thu 30-Jan-14 12:24:50

Received the book yesterday and it has already been read cover to cover several times.

I am not too keen on the fact that the words "Yup" and "Nope" are in there but to keep it fresh we vary what we actually read each time from the page (DD 23 months).

She likes the pictures and seems to enjoy the book.

llewejk Fri 31-Jan-14 10:55:06

I received my book this week and read it to my daughter a couple of times. She loves the illustrations.

I also wasn't keen on the use of the words 'Nope', 'Yup' and 'Yuck'. So I have modified this when reading the book to my daughter.

A good bed time book which we will read over and over again.

MrsRedWhite214 Fri 31-Jan-14 17:37:48

A good book about bedtime routines with lovely colourful pictures to keep my son interested. Like others, I wasn't too keen on wording, but for me it's great to talk around the pictures anyway.

UniS Fri 31-Jan-14 23:39:28

After a long wait, I was underwhelmed by Bing Bed time.

It's just another bedtime routine book, the teddy gets lost, the child doesn't want to get its PJs on or use the potty. Ok, this child is black rabbit rather thana brown bear or a tussled toddler but its just another bedtime story.

I'll pass my copy on to SiL for smallest niece, its too young for the Year Rs at school.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 01-Feb-14 11:48:17

Apart from some of the language - Nope, Yup - as others have said, we enjoyed this.
We don't have any other bedtime routine books, so for us it was a new idea, but I can see that it's unlikely to be a unique story.
We loved the pictures and found it easy to follow. We've read it a few nights now and DD1 isn't bored of it.

firawla Sun 02-Feb-14 02:12:14

I wasn't bothered by the yup and nope!

My younger two children enjoyed it. It is pretty simple which is ideal for them (age 2 and age 4 with asd and delayed understanding of language), it was a bit young for my ds1 age 5. He still wanted to join in and listen to it though, but it is more suited to the younger ones. He did like the flow chart at the end about different orders in which to do the bedtime routine.

It's the first time we have heard of Bing. Overall, we liked him smile

JimmyCorkhill Sun 02-Feb-14 14:02:05

Always love receiving a free book so thank you smile

My DD1 enjoyed it but not greatly, think it is better for younger children (she's almost 4). She is much more used to lengthy stories now. I will save it for DD2 (10 months).

We don't have a bedtime routine book so it was lovely to recognise 'our' routine in a book.

I liked the yup and nope. We don't say this but it's always fun to play about with language.

A lovely book but definitely for the under 3s. We will enjoy revisiting it with DD2 soon.

spacebabe103 Sun 02-Feb-14 16:17:34

My daughter is nearly 17 months old and loved the book. It was very bright and colourful with great illustrations which she enjoyed pointing at. The story itself was a good length for a child of her age and I am sure that we will be reading it very regularly from now on. Thanks smile

Tailtwister Sun 02-Feb-14 18:02:54

We received our copy yesterday. I have never come across Bing before and both DS2 (3) and I loved the story and fabulous illustrations. Although simple, the story is really effective and allowed DS to join in. He was especially pleased when he spotted Flop under the bed.

Like other reviewers, I wasn't particularly taken with some of the words used, but I just changed them myself as I read. I thought it was a lovely story which reflects all the comings and goings we have at bedtime in our household. I think it will become a favourite!

Macey78 Mon 03-Feb-14 21:14:28

Received our book a few days ago. Our DD is 3.5yrs and she enjoyed recognising a bedtime routine similar to her own and liked the illustrations.

AnneOfGreenGarbles Tue 04-Feb-14 08:50:22

This book has become the current favourite for dd (21mo). Like others, we don't have a bedtime routine book so its a new concept for us. I like the way it repeats words for reinforcement and the actions are all very familiar.

The style isn't really to my taste - the illustrations are big and brash - but dd was captivated by the book straightaway so who am I to judge!

I'm glad we won this book, I would definitely have overlooked it in the shops and that would have been a shame.

mimolette Tue 04-Feb-14 13:21:37

Thank you for my copy. DD (2.5) was immediately drawn to the book and enjoyed "reading" it to herself by talking through the pictures.
We then chose it as one of her bedtime books. TBH, I thought the storyline was a bit basic for it to be a bedtime book for someone her age, but I can see that it would be great if you are trying to reinforce a new bedtime routine. Would certainly recommend it for that.

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Fri 07-Feb-14 22:57:14

Thank you for our copy of the book. DS aged 4 thought it was a good way of explaining the bedtime routine to DD aged 2 and loves to 'read' it to her. The final pages were the biggest hit as DS was able to explain (in some detail! ) how the bed time routine works for different people & pick out their own routine.

yUMMYmUMMYb Sat 08-Feb-14 22:50:56

This book has become a firm favourite for DS (29months). It is really similar to Maisey's bedtime book, but doesn't appear to bother him. For me it is not your typically illustrated toddler book, lots of black / dark colours and nit something I would buy from seeing on a shelf. However, DS had repeatedly asked for it all week and has easily latched onto the story.
thanks, would never have bought this book

missorinoco Mon 10-Feb-14 20:38:04

DS is nearly three.
He really liked it. Some of the words are a little twee, although Yup, Nope and Yuck don't bother me, but the routine of the story line is good and I can imagine had I read it to DS when he was younger it would have become a bedtime routine.

Thankyou.

verap Tue 11-Feb-14 10:12:14

My 4 year old loves this book and we have read it every single night ever since I received it.
It's a nice book about a bedtime routine and we always discuss ours at the end of reading.

mazgoli Fri 14-Feb-14 12:17:53

My granddaughters (1 and 2 years old) loved the book. They don't have a bedtime routine book, so it was good to read about the process of getting ready for, and going to, bed. I also am not a fan of 'Nope' and 'Yup', so just read it my way. I have to say that the minute the book finished, they both shouted 'again'; and we read it at least 15 times on the day it arrived. All in all, a good book for little ones.

sealight123 Sat 15-Feb-14 14:11:00

Sorry for the delayed reply. The book arrived whilst we were on holiday for 2 weeks lol

It is much like the first Bing book (which we also have), great illustrations, fabulous pace in the book and the perfect length for a nice bedtime story smile

My daughter is 2 and really enjoys storytime and this is becoming one of her favourites smile

nwstokes Sat 15-Feb-14 22:15:57

Book finally arrived and went straight to grand daughter(15 mths).large pictures, plenty of colour but daughter in law was clearly changing words to avoid the slang (nop etc). Generally well received

Footle Wed 19-Feb-14 22:15:43

My grandson, 2.10, has had some Bing books around since he was born, from older siblings. The opening words "Around the corner, not far away, Bing begins another day" are a refrain that he sometimes repeats in response to his own train of thought. He had only seen the books in small format before, and was excited to see this big one. He can cope with a much more involved story than this now, but he liked the splashy pictures and strong colours , and found the flow-chart of bedtime routines interesting. He wasn't well when the book arrived, and it was comforting to have an unfamiliar version of a familiar baby book. Neither of us felt threatened by Yup and Nope, we thought they were funny. Thank you, we enjoyed it.

jasminum Wed 19-Feb-14 23:34:45

I enjoyed reading Bing Bed Time with my DS (18 mo). We have a few bedtime books that I like to read to him before putting him to bed but this is a bit different from the ones we've already got.

I particularly liked the bold and colourful style of the illustrations and the interactive nature of the text. There are plenty of opportunities for discussing what's going on in the story and making comparisons between Bing's routine and your own (including a flow chart at the end where your child can identify their own routine).

I also liked the spot the difference pages at the beginning and end, which were surprisingly difficult!

I will look out for other books in the Bing Bunny series.

PS I don't mind the 'slang' words used in the story (mostly 'Yup' and 'Nope') and I have never come across anyone in RL who would object to this (maybe it's coz I'm an ignorant notherner).

Footle Mon 10-Mar-14 16:45:56

Grandson wanted all his Bing books read to him today. On the last page of the new Bedtime one, he discovered that one of the flow-charts about bedtime routine includes putting your pyjamas on before your bath. He thought this was hilarious and is now examining the book carefully for more jokes.

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