Hen in the Bed

Hen in the Bed

By Author / Illustrator

Katrina Charman, Guilherme Karsten


Funny Stories


Nosy Crow Ltd








A crazy, noisy twist on a favourite rhyme in a split-page novelty format.   There were ten in the bed and the speckled hen said, "Roll over! Roll over!". . .  Bedtime is fun time for the funny animal characters in this hilarious split-page picture book. As each animal noisily tumbles out, one by one, their bed gets emptier and the mayhem in the rest of the room gets crazier. Will anyone ever get any sleep?!

Find out more from author Katrina Charman in this video, and read our Q&A with Katrina Charman & Guilherme Karsten




A fun and colourful twist on the classic song 'ten in the bed' where you get one less animal occupying the bed each time round. The lovely split page design is interesting and intriguing for little ones who enjoy turning the page to find out which animal 'fell out' and name them. As more animals fall out of bed, the chaos increases on the other page until you're left with just the speckled hen left in the bed!

My daughter has really enjoyed this book and sings along with me as we turn the pages and count down from 10 to 1. The novelty split page format really piqued her interest as it looks different from the other books we read.

Picture book / Reviewed by Joanne Thomas

Suggested Reading Age 0+


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