Written by: Bernard Waber
First line: I was invited to sleep at Reggie's house!
Why you should read this book: A boy's anticipation of his first sleepover is marred by the question of whether or not his friend will laugh at him for still sleeping with a teddy bear. His parents insist he won't; he sister claims he will. In the end, Ira sees that he and Reggie see eye to eye on the teddy bear question.
Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't allow your children the comfort of a primary love object; they must face the dark on their own.