GOODNIGHT SAFARI by Luciana Navarro  Powell
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GOODNIGHT SAFARI

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Age Range: 1 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A mellow bedtime book about baby animals preparing to sleep.

In this charming, sweetly illustrated book, toddlers can “join the goodnight safari” and help the animals get ready for bed. Tap a baby zebra, and he stops frolicking in the tall grass so he can join his mother. The young giraffe needs help reaching the leaves in a tree so she can finish her dinner. Readers can also dunk the speckled rhino to wash off his muddy back and help the brown monkey swing into her “bed” in an adjacent tree. The rich, lush illustrations burst with color, and the fuzzy, socklike texture of many animals adds to their appeal. Each page offers just enough interaction to hold the interest of rambunctious little ones but not so much that they become overstimulated. There’s even an optional background sound-effect loop that functions much like soothing white noise—a plus when the aim is to bring the energy level down a few notches. Once tasks are completed, an arrow appears to navigate to the next page. Touch elements and page turns can be a bit sluggish (it takes repeated taps to submerge the rhino in water, for example), but overall it’s not terribly disappointing—after all, the point is to slow down and chill out.

A simple, lovely lullaby. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)


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Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 2012
Publisher: Polk Street Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2012




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