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Good Day, Good Night Library Binding – March 1, 1998

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761450181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761450184
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,775,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2AAn interesting first look at the different ways animals, especially nocturnal ones, spend their days. The text uses brief rhyming couplets to introduce contrasting activities, one on each page, while the illustrations detail the action (or inaction). For example, "Light pours/Fox snores," "Monarch glides/Luna hides," and "Turtle snaps/Spider naps." For the most part, the contrasts work well. The realistic watercolor-and-pencil drawings show the wildlife in natural habitats and adequately extend the brief text, though there is a problem with the first two spreads. On the first, the text reads, "Sun peeps," but the illustration shows the rays flooding both pages and even reaching into a skunk's sleeping place; on the second, the light is said to "pour," and this picture is not much different from the first. It's a bit confusing. The book could be useful in early science programs, and provides material for one-on-one discussion about what happens in the wild.AVirginia Golodetz, Children's Literature New England, Burlington, VT
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.


"(An) early introduction to the concept of different daily cycles...A neat little package that effectively makes an abstract concept clear and concrete." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, July/August 1998

More About the Author

Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City high schools for several years, she began to write - initially film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides, and film strips. Then, one day, when she was sitting in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, she penned a story featuring talking insect characters she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories, and in 1976, her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published by E.P.Dutton & Co.

Since then, Marilyn has published over eighty books for children and young adults. Her genres are many and varied, including realistic novels, fantasies, non-fiction, fairy tales, picture books, mysteries and poetry. She likes writing many different kinds of books because it's challenging and it keeps her from getting bored.

Marilyn currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Steve; their standard poodle Oggi, seen in the home page photo; a cat named August ; two collared doves named Jubilee and Holiday; and a starling that says, "Hi. How are you? Sweet Birdie. Okay!" Her interests include ballroom/Latin dancing, dog training, reading, hiking, bird-watching, gardening, playing computer adventure games, and going to the movies and the theatre. She's also a major Star Trek fan.

Marilyn is the former host of the AOL Children's Writers Chat and currently co-hosts the Poetry Blast at various conferences. Visit her web site: www.marilynsinger.net.

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By Diane Martin Olson on June 10, 2013
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This was an interesting and enjoyable read! My grandchildren love it! Was very happy that I purchased it. I would recommend it to a friend!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2001
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This is a wonderful book for young children. The illustrations are soothing to the eye and restful to the spirit. Just lovely!
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