Time to Say Goodnight is richly and beautifully illustrated by Jane Chapman, the renowned artist whose most notable work appears in Bear Snores On. The illustrations boldly and brightly fill up every bit of space on the large, square pages of this paperback book. The colors and hues of nightfall are soothing and comforting….the images are pleasant to behold by little ones who are settling down for bed….and the adults who lovingly read to them.
The story follows, in rhyme, the goodnight rituals followed by several folk of the forest. From fawns to baby bears, from cardinals to squirrels, it’s clear to see that all little creatures have to rest at nighttime, too. (Except, of course, for the baby owls, who wake up at night instead of sleep!)
The last pages ask your child how he or she settles down to sleep. My little girl is always amazed at how the story brings her in at the last moment, letting her truly become a part of the tale itself. Time to Say Goodnight is a perfect addition to any young one’s bookshelf….and would make a precious baby gift, as well. The paperback book is priced at $6.99 and is available at your favorite local bookstore or from any of these online retailers.
Win it! Courtesy of HarperCollins, one of you will win a copy of Time to Say Goodnight for your own little sleepyheads. Simply tell me one other title from HarperCollins’ Childrens’ selections that your children would find amusing in a comment below. I’ll close the contest next Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 11pm EST. Sorry; US entries only. Good luck!
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to commenter #10, Meredith, the winner of this book!