With an agenda for the evening that includes a special showing of the junk collection, a wrestling match, a pillow fight, magic tricks, checkers, dominoes, a magnifying glass, and ghost stories, who wouldn't be excited? In the end and in an entirely unexpected way, however, the night proves a happier one than even Ira could have imagined. One of the most welcome of all experiences is finding out that other people share what you thought were your own particular problems. With his deft sense of character and situation and the humorous elements intrinsic in both, Bernie Waber captures this essence - art and text - in Ira's archetypal yet certainly unique over-night adventure.
Ira is thrilled to spend the night at Reggie's, until his sister raises the question of whether he should take his teddy bear.
Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.
"An appealing picture book which depicts common childhood qualms with empathy and humor." Booklist, ALA
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