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Tuesday 17 August 2010

Review: Goodnight Me

Title: Goodnight, Me

Author: Andrew Daddo

Illustrator: Emma Quay

Publisher: Hachette, $14.95 RRP

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780733621123

For ages: 3+

Type: Picture book

About: “Good night, feet. Thanks for running me round today.” So begins this utterly beautiful story of a young monkey at bedtime.

As he says goodnight to each part of his body, from toe to head, he tells them how good they’ve been that day, or asks them to relax for the night. After all, there is plenty to be done tomorrow.

This is the perfect story to comfort and relax your child before sleep time, one made for cuddling up in bed together, bidding good night to each body part along with the monkey.

Be prepared to fall in love with this little monkey the instant you see him on the cover. His furry little body, wide, expressive eyes that become heavier and droopier as the story progresses, and sweet mannerisms, are irresistible.

This may be the most adorable bedtime story I’ve ever seen.

“Good night me. See you in the morning.”

This book is available online

Author website

Illustrator website