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Best of the Year List, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
This innovative series grew out of a desire to provide all children with the opportunity to see themselves within the books they are reading and to identify with the children and families they see. The diversity of today’s families is clearly captured. The simple text and engaging photographs explore the relationship between very young children and their world.
Good Night explores the fun and chores that come with saying “good night” and going to sleep. Each photograph is realistic and emphasizes loving family relationships. Children from various familial and ethnic backgrounds experience “bedtime” and are seen in different stages of preparing for the end of the day.
“This book will appeal to young children as the text is very concise. The pictures are informative, interesting and colorful ... Young children can easily relate to the bedtime routines described in this book.”
“Adults and young children should find much to talk about when sharing this series together. The Talk-About-Books have been designed with great care. Pages are easy to turn, illustrations are large and framed with primary colors, the few words are carefully chosen and clearly laid out. Highly recommended for children three and under.”
“... gloriously simple but effective ... Very nicely done.”
—Halifax Daily News
“Children and adults will enjoy exploring the pictures and text, which invite and encourage language development.”