THE BIG NIGHT-NIGHT BOOK by Georgie Birkett

THE BIG NIGHT-NIGHT BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Although the smiling tot going through a familiar bedtime routine begins, “Night-night me and night-night you,” there is no adult present in this sequential, rhyming valediction to everything in sight. There is some superficial resemblance to Goodnight Moon, but the varying perspectives—the child in situ alternates with framed close-ups of such items as pajamas, toothbrush and teddy bear—colors and textures keep the eye from relaxing into slumber. Each page-opening features some tactile element, from furry spots on a giraffe to a flannel blanket to draw over the child, which will assuredly engage babies. It’s a happy depiction of the bedtime journey that ends with the child snoozing in the crib, but whether the babies being read to will go to sleep or not is another matter. (9-18 mos.)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7641-6234-3
Page count: 12pp
Publisher: Barron’s
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2009




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