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GOOD NIGHT, NORI by Brigitte Weninger


by Brigitte Weninger & illustrated by Yusuke Yonezu

Age Range: 2 - 4

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-698-40065-8
Publisher: Minedition/Penguin

Nori the kitten is having trouble falling asleep despite the late hour and the comfort of his bed. With his red shoulder bag in tow, and curious to see who else is awake, Nori ventures out to see what his friends Lotti Lamb, Henrietta Hen and Ella Elephant might be doing. Sympathetic to his problem, everyone has a bit of advice or something to share to help Nori fall asleep. But Petey Pig’s suggestion that Mr. Moon and the stars will tell him a bedtime story brings Nori home to bed where he falls asleep snuggled with his gifts and watched over by Mr. Moon and the twinkling stars. This German import captures the universal toddler bedtime issue in a clear, simple prose balanced by dark, deeply colored cartoon-style paintings of a black-and-white kitty and his assortment of cuddly animal friends. One more for the bedtime-routine shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)