A young girl negotiates with her dad about who should sleep in the big bed with mommy.
Not wanting to hurt her dad’s feelings, a little girl calls a meeting to discuss a problem they have, The Big Bed. Being ever so diplomatic and logical, she points out his good character traits. During the daytime, he is great at wrestling and horsie rides. In fact, he’s the VIP of piggyback rides, a very important piggyback ride giver. But the question remains, who does mommy belong to? Doesn’t he have his own mommy?
She works like a seasoned negotiator, presenting her facts. Dressed in her lab coat she points out why she can’t sleep alone, and her fear in the dark. With her easel, charts, and pictures, she concludes that dad needs a cot. He can start out in the big bed and once he is asleep, she and mommy will roll him in over on his cot. In the morning he can get back in bed with them.
Throughout the story, the big round eyes of the characters help to express the feelings of the family in solving this problem. Children will love this bedtime story and adults will laugh at how children have the innocent ability to manipulate us.