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Friday 18 March 2011

Review: Goodnight, Mice!

Four little mice are ready for bed. Clementine is teary and Oliver is weepy. Mitzi and Billy are yawning. Four nodding heads are well prepped for slumber. And so the nighttime ritual begins.

It’s goodnight to Grandpa, then up the stairs they dash! Mum and Dad sigh at the sudden second-wind. An enthusiastic bath, some pretty messy teeth brushing, then skidding and sliding up the hall . . . will our mice be sleepy enough to nod off?

It’s into jammies, snug into bed – reading books over and over – does all this sound familiar?

Watts writes in a rhyming text that is occasionally tongue-tripping but engaging for children, and delightful illustrations by Judy Watson lend humour and movement to a ritualistic bedtime procedure - an ideal bedtime read for parents keen on winding things down for the sleepy train.


Title: Goodnight Mice!
Author: Frances Watts                                  
Illustrator: Judy Watson
Publisher: ABC Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 March 2011
ISBN: 9780733324215
Format: Hardcover
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book