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Dec 04 2014

Good night, me by Andrew Daddo

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Ill. by Emma Quay. Lothian Children's Books, 2015. ISBN 9780734415851
(Age: Preschool) Recommended. Board book. Bedtime. Body parts. A little orangutan has fun saying good night to all its body parts as it gets ready to go to bed. First it thanks its feet for running him around, then his knees for holding his legs together and so on until it is time to close eyes and see dreams.
This is an outstanding bedtime book that is sure to make a toddler have fun not only learning about body parts but also learning a touching way of relaxing and going to sleep. There are touches of humour throughout the story that will delight little minds and bring smiles to adult faces as well.
Beautifully illustrated by Emma Quay, the little orangutan is showed in soft orange hues, his little brown face coming alive with wonderful and memorable expressions.
A warm and loving depiction of bedtime rituals, this reissue in a lovely board book format will bring joy to any young child who has the opportunity of being able to listen to it and touch the enticing drawings.
Pat Pledger

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