"If I've told you once I've told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!" But Walter just can't resist, so he ignores his father's bedtime warning. Higher and higher he bounces gleefully, until his hair brushes the ceiling. But when he lands back on the bed--thump, creak, crack--it crashes right through the floor! Suddenly Walter finds himself visiting all the downstairs neighbors in his apartment building in a most unusual way! "Hip, hip, hooray for this delightful urban fantasy, a comic morality tale that explores the consequences of ignoring that age-old 'momilie, ' 'If I've told you once I've told you a million times, no jumping on the bed!'"--School Library Journal
Is Walter jumping or dreaming when he crashes down through all the apartments below? "A takeoff on a familiar and usually idle warning, this [story] should be a hit with anyone who has battled over jumping on the bed," said PW. Ages 3-7. (May)
"A takeoff on a familiar and usually idle warning, this should be a hit with anyone who has battled over jumping on the bed. Arnold's illustrations, in a style reminiscent of William Joyce, richly depict the nighttime lives of the apartment building's various inhabitants and skillfully capture the sensation and perspective of tumbling through space. Textual puns and subtle visual jokes make this a bedtime story worthy of repeated readings."— Publishers Weekly
Tedd Arnold is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Fly Guy (Zig Zag et Zazie) series, Green Wilma, Parts, and other popular picture books. He is also the illustrator of Detective Blue. He has received Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for Hi! Fly Guy (Salut Zig Zag!) and I Spy Fly Guy! (Où es-tu Zig Zag?). Tedd lives with his wife, Carol, in Florida.
Guided Reading Level
May 19, 1996
Picture Puffin Books
JUV000000 - Juvenile Fiction | General
Library of Congress categories
Georgia Children's Book Award
Winner 1990 - 1990
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