GOOD-NIGHT by Russell Hoban


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A rather obvious curative effort about night fears in a chant that first has all familiar objects turning into something fearsome... "Maybe this, maybe that,/ Maybe Puss is not a cat./ Maybe she's a witch."/ After suggesting the horror potential in shadows, everything gets straightened out and oversweetened with a second look that animates a mouse family, removes the plush rabbit from its monster status and unwitchifies Puss. The illustrations veer with the text from the overheated imaginings of awfulness to idealized goodness. Not as good a choice as Kaufman's What's That Noise?
Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1966
ISBN: 0437467023
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Norton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1966


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