Get to Bed!

Children - Picture Book
36 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2023
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Author Biography

Catherine (Cat) Ann Russell loves animals and nature very much. She lives with her husband, Ed, on a small farm in Lyons, Colorado, and has goats, chickens, ducks, and two cute burros named Nikki and Norman. At one time, Catherine had seven large Nubian goats, and she would take them on a walk up the valley near her home. People used to call her, “the goat lady.” Before this time on the farm, Catherine worked many years as a scientist to study the sky and air. She released many weather balloons from canyons, fields, and even ships at sea. People then used to call her, “the balloon lady.” Now, Catherine enjoys writing beautiful children’s books. She hopes she can help feed little babies and children around the world by selling her books and donating money to organizations who care for children. She hopes one day people will call her, “the book lady.” You can find Catherine online at and

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Is it bedtime? The goats on Bouncing Baby Farm still want to play, and when placed in their pens, they decide it’s a better time to eat than sleep. The chickens are clucking and making a fuss, but they’re not ready for bed, even if they are in the barn. And then there are the playful ducks splashing away in the water. They’re not ready for bed; they’re still having fun playing in the water. Just like children, animals don’t want to go to bed, especially when there are still so many fun things to do and good food to eat. Join the fun in Get to Bed! by Catherine Ann Russell with illustrations by Morgan Quist Sooy.

Catherine Ann Russell’s picture book, Get to Bed!, is a fun look at bedtime on the farm. Told in rhyming verse, this lyrical treat will have young readers chuckling along with the animal antics as the animals on this particular farm, the goats, the chickens, and the ducks, refuse to oblige their caretaker, who is also the narrator, and the repeated requests to go to bed. The language is simple, so early readers can follow along. Morgan Quist Sooy’s illustrations are fun, playful, full of life and energy, and help move this charming story forward. When the caretaker finds success in bedding down the animals for the night, the good owl outside kindly informs them, after a cheery good night, of course, “that soon it will dawn of new day!” and life will go on all over again. This is a great learning tool for young readers as it teaches them about a few farm animals, the magic of colors in the night sky, and numbers. A fun and educational read.