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Robert Munsch

Get Out of Bed!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrations by Alan & Lea Daniel

Ages 3 - 7
32 Pages
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 9780590124737 Paperback
ISBN 9780439937801 Book and CD package
Also available in French: Sors du lit, Annie!

After watching TV until the wee hours of the morning, Amy finally drags herself to bed. When her family calls her for breakfast, she's still fast asleep. What's more, she's impossible to wake up! Then Amy's brother has a brilliant idea - why not carry Amy to school in her bed?!

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About the story

In 1995, Munsch got a letter from Amy's mother about how hard it was to get Amy out of bed. She had even tried to wake Amy up by standing her on her feet, and Amy just fell over and went to sleep on the floor. One day Amy's mother said maybe she should take Amy to school in her bed! Amy thought that was a really funny idea that would make a great Robert Munsch story. So Amy and her mother each wrote him a letter about it. After reading them, he wrote Get Out of Bed!, sent it back to Amy and then forgot about it. In 1998, his editor came across the story and they decided to make it into a book.

After the book was done, Amy invited Munsch to the Fall Fair in her hometown of Tavistock, Ontario. Her family had made a float for the parade. The float had Amy in her bed, with the bed on a hay wagon. Munsch sat beside Amy reading her a book and lots of her friends were there in their pyjamas yelling "AMY! GET OUT OF BED!" Amy's float won first prize.

Image credits

Image credits:

From Swamp Water. Text copyright © 2013 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations © 2013 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.

From Too Much Stuff! Text copyright © 2010 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.