THE SQUEAKY, CREAKY BED
Pat Thomson, , illus. by Niki Daly. . Doubleday, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-385-74630-4
The eponymous antique bed casts a pall over a boy's otherwise idyllic visit to his beloved grandparents. So Grandpa (who favors I-Ching patterned pajamas by night and a Woodstock-era wardrobe by day), decides what's called for is animal companionship: first a cat, then a dog, a pig (its dubious expression on the ride home with grandpa is priceless) and, finally, a parrot. But the bed keeps squeaking and creaking in the lavender-hued darkness, and each animal adds a new note of misery to the cacophony, led by the boy's "
Reviewed on: 05/05/2003