for Goodnight, Good Dog
by Mary Lyn Ray
and Rebecca Malone
The little dog knows all the signs that his family had turned in for the night—the click of the bedside lamp, the small night sounds, the shadows in the corners. And he knows his bed is waiting for him, “round like the moon.” But he just isn’t sleepy yet so he remembers all the good things about his day and then makes his nighttime rounds—going up the stairs, checking on the sleeping girl, walking down the hall—before finally curling up into his own bed to sleep. Soft acrylic paintings with thick black outlines lend a sense of nighttime coziness to this reassuring story of preparing for sleep. Highly Commended, 2016 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 2–4)
CCBC Choices 2016. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016. Used with permission.
“A satisfying picture book that’s just right for bedtime reading” from the New York Times–bestselling author of Stars (Booklist).
It’s time to say goodnight. But what if a dog isn’t sleepy?
Intimate and accessible, this young dog story captures how a reluctant pup warms to bedtime in a way that children will recognize immediately—and find as reassuring as their own beds.
“This effective bedtime story reminds kids that fun will be had again when they wake—but first comes sleep.” —Horn Book
“Sure to be shelved next to Goodnight, Moon. It deserves that rarefied spot.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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