Bedtime with a Southwestern flair is the theme of this appealing tribute to the nightly ritual. Critters indigenous to the region populate the illustrations that accompany simple verses posed in the form of questions. For example, does a baby bird "beg for juice from her favorite flower?" or a rabbit "hop on the bed and bounce for an hour?" Even very young children will recognize the evening stalling tactics portrayed in the desert animal antics. Warm-toned pictures evocative of the native landscape imbue the book with humor and tender affection.