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Oct 05 2018

Where does a giraffe go to bed? by Craig MacLean

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HarperCollins, 2018. ISBN 9781460752272
(Age: Preschool) "When it's too dark to see, a koala sleeps in a tree."
Sleeping until tomorrow, a wombat snores in its burrow."
But where does a giraffe go to bed?
We all need to sleep but not everything curls up in a soft, warm bed like we do, so this story-in-rhyme with its repetitive question explores the sleeping habits of some of the creatures familiar to its preschool audience.
Set against a night sky palette, the illustrations are as perfect as the text to make a lullaby for bedtime, one that the young child will be able to recite within a couple of reads as they snuggle down and close the curtains on their day. And for those who are reluctant to settle they will begin to understand that everything needs to sleep, even the giraffe.
Loved it.
Barbara Braxton

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