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Goodnight me, goodnight you
Mitton, Tony.
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
When it is time for bed, a brother and sister say goodnight to things both inside and outside their house.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 73918.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Saying goodnight is an important part of every child's day. With this book's lyrical text and precious illustrations, readers walk through the stages of going to bed. Full color. Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 2.2, 0.5 Points.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 1. The opening words of this gentle picture book, Goodnight moon, will surely remind most readers of a certain bedtime classic. What follows is equally familiar: a cascade of goodnights to all things animate and inanimate in a child's world. Sutcliffe's artwork adds dimension to this predictable bedtime formula, with luminous, tranquil paintings depicting a small boy and an older girl (presumably siblings) readying themselves for sleep. The tender relationship between the children is underscored by the absence of adults in their cozy cottage, and clever visual touches include a patchwork pattern that shows up both in the fields outside and in the children's quilt. The text is not up to the standard of the art; the images and rhymes are frequently trite (Goodnight twinkling lights so pretty / in the distant, glittering city ). But the sweetness with which the youngsters go through their evening rituals, then tuck each other in, serves both as a model for bedtime behavior and a soothing send-off to dreamland. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2003 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Quiet rhyming couplets and richly colored paintings will help ease young children to sleep. A brother and sister prepare for bed by bidding "Goodnight" to various items, beginning with those located outside their home. The youngsters proffer: "Goodnight moon and glimmering stars./Goodnight swish of passing cars." The words gradually bring the children to items inside, closer to one another and to slumber: "Goodnight pillow, soft and deep,/full of peace and dreams and sleep./Goodnight kiss one cheek, then two./Goodnight me and goodnight you." The oil paint on paper illustrations are soft and appealing, showing the dark landscape filled with various animals snuggled together for the night. An evening storm brings a brief rain shower but the bedroom is warm and bright, creating a comfy, secure environment, conducive to sleep. Read this to graduates of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon (HarperCollins, 1947) and little ones are sure to be lulled to dreamland.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.