More conversation than narrative, this charming book poses all manner of questions worth pondering. Would you rather…tickle a monkey or dance with goats? The more harrowing questions, like Would you rather be… swallowed by a fish or sat on by a rhinoceros? are tempered by Burningham’s wonderfully silly drawings.
It’s time for little Georgie to get a big kid bed. He chooses a vintage one that a thrift shop keeper tells him is magic. Sure enough, Georgie zooms off for adventures each night with gnomes, tigers and the occasional pirate. He adores his bed, even if it is wet some mornings after a swim with the dolphins. His grumpy Granny thinks it’s just an old relic, though…she has other plans.