A Night-Light for Bunny

A Night-Light for Bunny

by Geoffrey Hayes
     
 

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"Papa," said Bunny, "I can't sleep.

There's too much at night."

Papa Bunny picked up his bunny child and kissed her square on the nose.

"You need a night-light," he said.

With Papa's help, Bunny discovers that the night is with light: the moon, the stars, even a tiny glowworm. But all these lights are too bright or too twinkly or too small to be Bunny's

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Overview

"Papa," said Bunny, "I can't sleep.

There's too much at night."

Papa Bunny picked up his bunny child and kissed her square on the nose.

"You need a night-light," he said.

With Papa's help, Bunny discovers that the night is with light: the moon, the stars, even a tiny glowworm. But all these lights are too bright or too twinkly or too small to be Bunny's night-light, until finally Mama comes up with the perfect solution.

With lyrical words and beautiful, glowing scenes, Geoffrey Hayes creates a bedtime book as warm and comforting as the very best night-light.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Little Bunny cannot sleep because it is just too bright in her room. Her ever-helpful Papa offers suggestions for an appropriate light for Bunny's room that range from the useful to the ridiculous. For each idea Bunny has an answer: the moon is too bright, fireflies are too busy, the stars too twinkly, and as for the streetlamp, well, it is "too tall to fit my room." Frustrated but patient, Papa walks Bunny back home for Mama's input. Like mothers everywhere, Mama has the perfect solution—a nightlight. Not just any nightlight but the one she had when she was little. Now Bunny sleeps snug and safe in his little bed in a room that offers just the right amount of comforting light that makes shadows of ships on the wall. A familiar nighttime fear is assuaged in this gentle and calming story. Each illustration is bathed in the warm glow of evening and offers reassurance to the nervous child. Simple and sweet, this is a solid addition to any pre-school collection and perfect for bedtime sharing. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 6.
—Beverley Fahey
Library Journal - Library Journal
PreS-Bunny is having a difficult time falling asleep because "There's too much dark at night." Papa quickly determines that she needs a night-light and the two set off to find one. However, none of his ideas pleases her: the moon is too bright, the stars are too "twinkly," fireflies are too busy, etc. Finally, Mama solves the problem with a small lamp that casts images of ships on the walls. Done in soothing shades of purple and blue, the pastel illustrations feature fuzzy rabbits with large round eyes. This slight tale may appeal to sleepless tots come bedtime, but other selections, such as John Butler's Hush, Little Ones (Peachtree, 2002) and Jane Dyer's Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap (Little, Brown, 2002) are more satisfying. An additional purchase.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060291648
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Hayes's many popular books for children include the My First I Can Read Book Thump and Plunk, Bear by Himself, The Patrick Bear Books, and many beginning reader adventure; about Uncle Tooth and Otto. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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