Three little gophers, out on a hike, have lost their way They find a house in the woods, but no one is home Timidly, they open the door and go inside, where it is warm and cozy The gophers can t resist climbing into the bed to rest Before too long, they are joined by two bunny rabbits and three raccoons who have also lost their way Just as they are all settled down for the night in the nice, big bed, the door opens once and this time it s the owner of the house Who the real owner is and how he treats his unexpected visitors makes a happy and reassuring ending to this delightful story The illustrations are filled with enchanting details and subtle surprises that will make small children and grownups laugh together and go right back to the beginning to look at each picture again


10 thoughts on “May We Sleep Here Tonight

  1. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    A three star book until I 1 saw it through the eyes of toddler who knows the Goldilocks story and 2 noticed the details, especially the unsuccessful alternate use to which the firewood was put A smallish format and gentle colors give it a nostalgic vibe Not worth hunting down if you don t have a toddler, but worth reading if you do, or if you can find it easily.


  2. Tisha G Tisha G says:

    To be honest, when I first checked this book out of the library on a recommendation , I was underwhelmed by the illustrations, which aren t exactly my favorite style But my toddler and preschool aged kids LOVED this book and so I grew to love it too My kids have long outgrown it, but even though it seems to be out of print now, I still buy used copies occasionally as gifts.


  3. Luisa Knight Luisa Knight says:

    Ages 4 8 Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website Ages 4 8 Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website


  4. Heather Heather says:

    This book was great It was mysterious and a little scary the 4 yr old had huge eyes But it turns out happy and sweet.The illustrations are soft which contrasts with the scary rather nicely There are Japanese symbols on some of the items which my kids thought was cool.We read this a trillion times orbefore returning it to the library And we ve checked it out many, many times.A real favorite at our house.Updated August 2010 Well, we read it to pieces It literally fell apart the ot This book was great It was mysterious and a little scary the 4 yr old had huge eyes But it turns out happy and sweet.The illustrations are soft which contrasts with the scary rather nicely There are Japanese symbols on some of the items which my kids thought was cool.We read this a trillion times orbefore returning it to the library And we ve checked it out many, many times.A real favorite at our house.Updated August 2010 Well, we read it to pieces It literally fell apart the other day There were many tears I will try my hand at glue and tape Lots of tape


  5. Eliza Eliza says:

    Once of my favorite books as a child, and now one of my favorite to read to my children It s a little old fashioned but I love how things get just a teeny bit scary only to resolve with such a sweet, cozy ending And I love the illustrations even though as my kids like to point out the bear doesn t really look like a bear But I don t care My favorite is the little gopher who sleeps through the whole thing and then is awake at the end Side note I have two editions, and there is one tiny di Once of my favorite books as a child, and now one of my favorite to read to my children It s a little old fashioned but I love how things get just a teeny bit scary only to resolve with such a sweet, cozy ending And I love the illustrations even though as my kids like to point out the bear doesn t really look like a bear But I don t care My favorite is the little gopher who sleeps through the whole thing and then is awake at the end Side note I have two editions, and there is one tiny difference that I ve noticed In the early one, the bear refers to the hikers as lads, but in the later edition he refers to them as friends I appreciate this especially for my daughter there is no reason some of the hikers can t be female


  6. Anthony Anthony says:

    A tale of hospitality, generosity, and comfort to weary and lost travelers as they seek shelter for the night.


  7. Douglas Douglas says:

    Love this book Read it as a library book to the boys when they were little Bought it used recently and they still love itso cute


  8. MJ MJ says:

    What a cute story about helping others


  9. Danette Danette says:

    3 21 17 Read with Naomi Julia 3 21 17 Read with Naomi Julia


  10. Colby Sharp Colby Sharp says:

    I found this book stalking Mr Schu s goodreads stream