Good Night, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight

by Penelope Lively, Adriano Gon

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Novelist Lively's storytelling prowess "shines through" said PW, in this fanciful tale of a girl and her large, exhausting "family" of stuffed toys. "A diverting change from quieter bedtime stories." Ages 3-up. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
This is a tale about a little girl and her family of several stuffed animals and a doll. A promise to go right to sleep precipitates each animal taking her on a short adventure, until exhausted they all fall asleep. The story will undoubtedly inspire other imaginative adventures in young listeners.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-A bedtime tale for wired kids and parents who don't insist upon restful good-night stories. A little girl who plays the stereotypical role of frazzled mommy to her dolls and stuffed animals arranges them around her in bed, admonishing them to settle down and sleep tight. The toys have no intention of going to sleep, though, and one by one they take the girl on adventures. The frog takes her to his pond, where they dive and jump. The lion takes her to a place where she can roar and shout as loudly as she likes. The cat takes her to hunt for exciting surprises in the huge, nighttime world. The doll takes her to a party where they dance ``...till they drop.'' After each journey, the travelers end up safely back in bed. Finally, the child promises that if the toys are good, there will be more adventures tomorrow. Gon produced the illustrations by photographing and enlarging small drawings, then painting directly on the developed film. The results are flat, boldly colored cartoons cluttered with an excess of heavy black line. The pictures have the appearance of being executed with great energy, thereby accurately extending the action-filled tale. While there is a nice repetitive pattern here and the text has a pleasant rhythm for reading aloud, there is no real story. Acceptable fare for large collections.-Kate McClelland, Perrot Memorial Library, Greenwich, CT

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Candlewick Press
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Product dimensions:
9.03(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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