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Good Night, Sleep Tight Hardcover – July 30, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (July 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545533708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545533706
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ben and Bonnie’s babysitter, Skinny Doug, has a cool way to put his charges to sleep—with familiar rhymes. Familiar to him, that is. “Good night, sleep tight. / Hope the fleas don’t bite!” is one. “This Little Piggy” and “Pat-a-cake” are others. But they are new to the children, who say the same thing after each recitation: “‘We love it! We love it!’ said Bonnie and Ben. ‘How does it go? Will you say it again?’” Skinny Doug does not repeat, though. Instead he says, “I’ll tell you another. / I heard from my mother.” (This interplay does get the tiniest bit tired by the book’s end.) While a couple of the ditties will be new to American audiences (like “Round and round the garden / Like a teddy bear”), most will have children chanting along. The Quentin Blake–style pictures alternate between simple, warm scenes of Doug and his charges and the amusing ink-and-watercolor pictures that illustrate the rhymes, sometimes quite intricately. A fun book that will remind parents to pass along the golden oldies. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper

Review

TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES (by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury)
"An instant classic... there's real magic at work here." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Fox's lilting verse just has to be read aloud, and preschoolers will quickly pick up on and join in on the anticipated refrain." --THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE
Starred reviews in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, and BOOKLIST

WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? (by Mem Fox and illustrated by Judy Horacek)
"This neat and satisfying wedding of text and art... Laughs and interactive play will ensue among readers and listeners, alone or in groups." --BOOKLIST

POSSUM MAGIC (by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas)
"A perfect choice for storytimes." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


"Bedtime diversions and traditional rhymes are a winning combination here.

When Bonnie and Ben’s favorite baby sitter, Skinny Doug, offers a bedtime salute of “Good night, sleep tight. / Hope the fleas don’t bite!” he embarks on a command performance of seven traditional rhymes. The not-very-sleepy duo keeps him going, as he recites from his personal repertoire: “ ‘We love it! we love it!’ said Bonnie and Ben./ ‘How does it go? Will you say it again?’ ” This catchy refrain follows each of the resourceful baby sitter’s rhymes. To their entreaties to repeat each one, Skinny Doug replies, “I’ll tell you another / I learned from my mother.” After “Good night, sleep tight,” Skinny Doug offers “It’s raining, it’s pouring,” “This little piggie,” “Pat-a-cake,” “Round and round the garden,” “This is the way the ladies ride,” and “Star light, star bright.” The engaging, economical framing text is memorable and sweetly appealing, sure to encourage little listeners to participate. The finite number of rhymes introduced before the baby sitter hustles Bonnie and Ben off to sleep is just right: It’s enough for one sitting, where larger collections bring the inevitable negotiation about where to stop. Horacek’s simple, solid lines and primary colors are friendly, cheery and almost exuberantly inviting.

Sure to be requested and welcome for lapsits and reciting together any time of day." - Kirkus starred review

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Wahl on September 15, 2013
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Good Night, Sleep Tight is a delightful book for very young children giving them a great introduction to nursery rhymes. The rhyme and repetition also help give young children a wonderful start on their way to becoming readers. (The rhyme and repetition make it easier for children to "read" a book when they are very young~an essential pre-reading skill.) The only reason I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars is because of the illustrations. While cute and whimsical they aren't my favorites. Others may like them better than me.

I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun book for small children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. DAmbra on October 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Readers get a nice introduction to some familiar nursery rhymes as Skinny Doug, Bonnie and Ben's favorite babysitter, puts them to bed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By c-mom on October 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a great new book that is sure to become a children's classic. The pictures are excellent as well as the content. The book goes through a number of nursery rhymes and is a calming and soothing book for bedtime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on September 30, 2013
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Bonnie and Ben have had a great time with their favorite babysitter, Skinny Doug. When bedtime rolls around, Doug shares lots of great nursery rhymes to the children for their bedtime story. Some were familiar to our family but others were new. This will make a great bedtime story!
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By Suz on April 28, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I am a fan of Mem Fox, but this book is not my favorite. There's something about the repetition that grates on my nerves, and I don't think the illustrations are that great. My 3 year old son seems to really like it though. I would recommend Sleepy Bears or Time For Bed over this one.
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By Bookish on February 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Mem Fox is a name synonymous with quality children’s fiction in Australia. Who could forget Possum Magic and Koala Lou in the 1980s? Combine Fox’s writing skill with Judy Horacek‘s talent as a cartoonist and artist and you have Good Night, Sleep Tight. This is a great little book for babies and children alike. It contains a range of classic nursery rhymes, as told to siblings Bonnie and Ben by Skinny Doug, the coolest baby sitter on the planet.

The rhymes and songs are beautifully and humorously illustrated by Horacek, with vibrant kid-cool colours.

A must read.
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More About the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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