Alphabedtime (Hardcover)

Alphabedtime By Susanna Leonard Hill, Betsy Snyder (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A cast of adorable alphabet characters make this clever bedtime story a standout!

Suppertime’s over. Everyone’s fed.
Alpha Mom says, TIME FOR BED!
It’s a busy night for the Alphabet Family—after all, there are 26 kiddos to get ready for bed. A, B, and C declare they are not ready, and Impish I and Jazzy J don’t want to settle down, but by toothbrushing-time the crew seems to be headed in the right direction. Bath time requires six bathtubs and is super-splashy—and getting into jammies is no joke—but finally, after a story has been read and they are all tucked in tight, peace should reign. Except what’s this? When Mom turns off the light, it’s an Alpha pillow fight! Toddlers are sure to get a huge kick out of this lively alpha family—and hopefully following each and every little letter’s antics will tucker them out!

About the Author

Susanna L. Hill ( is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Moon's First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship, and the award-winning author of over twenty more books for children, including Punxsutawney Phyllis, Can't Sleep Without Sheep, and the popular When Your Lion Needs a Bath series. Her books have been translated into French, Dutch, German, Japanese, and Chinese. She does frequent school and library visits, teaches picture book writing, and has a popular picture book blog. Susanna lives in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley with her children and two rescue dogs.

Betsy Snyder's ( smile-inducing art can be found on everything from social expressions products, board games, plush, decor, fabric, wallpaper, and of course—children’s books! Betsy lives in northeast Ohio, where she enjoys cozying up to doodle with her art-loving family of four and venturing out to schools and libraries to encourage kids to share their stories and chase their dreams.

Praise For…

“In a style reminiscent of Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert, each child romps, rolls, and races to bed. . . . This spirited family is full of personality, each child with a different stuffed animal and pajama set and a unique journey to bedtime. The illustrations capture the bustle of a house bursting with children, from the chaos of the dinner table and children slipping on carpets and overturning houseplants in their haste to a series of bathtubs full of activity. . . . The rhyming text bounces along, an easy read-aloud, with rich vocabulary like impish, jazzy, and scramble making for a fun, silly, relatable read with detailed, appealing illustrations. . . . A playful approach to teaching kids the alphabet.” —Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399168413
ISBN-10: 0399168419
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English