Waaaa! This is the sound that comes from Freddie Small's bedroom as soon as the word bedtime is mentioned. His mom and dad are at their wit's end. They've tried everything to comfort him—mom has tried reading (although she only succeeded in sending herself to sleep), and dad has tried singing a lullaby (Freddie's ears have only just recovered). And, what's worse, Freddie is going to stay with his grandmother—how will she cope? Luckily Freddie's grandmother is very wise and very clever, and she has a plan. But will Freddie's mom and dad agree with her idea?