How Many Feet in the Bed? by Diane Johnston Hamm

How Many Feet in the Bed? by Diane Johnston Hamm

In honor of my plantar fasciitis,  I present to you the cutest of flannelized stories–if you think that bare feet in bed are cute.  I do, especially flannel ones.   My co-worker (and department head) made this flannel story.  I love how simple it is, but so wonderful.  (The captions are mostly a summary of the text in deference to the author… go look up How Many Feet in the Bed?, you’ll love it.)

It starts with a simple backdrop and an innocent question:

When my father wakes up, I ask him, "How many feet are in the bed?"


I thought there were two...
look now there are 4


Then Tom shows up...
Gross, he's got stinky feet!
Oh look, it's baby Jane! Let's count feet...
Hey mom, join us!
How many feet are in this bed?

The book ends counting down as feet leave for various reasons.  Then just Teddy is in bed… and I wonder, why wasn’t he part of the count?  Hmmm.

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2 Replies to “How Many Feet in the Bed? by Diane Johnston Hamm”

  1. Thanks for responding to my question so quickly!

    By the way, I was just thinking this would be a very good idea for our Summer Reading Program: Dream Big ~ Read!

  2. Very cute! I am looking this book up now!

    I have a quick question ~ how do I grab the contributor button? I just started contributing to Flannel Friday last week and, since I am new to all of this, I don’t know how to “grab” buttons. Thanks!

    ~~K: You can get the Flannel Friday’s button on the Mel’s Desk blog. I’ll email you the link. Sharon

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