Saturday, June 5, 2010

Goodnight, Tiptoe: a Tilly and friends book

Goodnight, Tiptoe: a Tilly and friends book
Polly Dunbar
Candlewick Press, 2009. Unpaged. Picture book.

Tilly is helping all of her animal friends go to sleep. Almost everyone is tired--except Tiptoe. Tilly tries to take care of everyone's bedtime routines while also trying to convince Tiptoe to fall asleep as well. Finally, when everyone's all settled down, Tilly realizes something--there's no one to tuck her in and wish her goodnight! Who will help her out?

This is a very charming, sweet nighttime story with spare illustrations that glow with simplicity. Soft pale colors will encourage little reluctant ones to close their eyes and drift off to sleep, comforted by the bedtime routines all the characters in the book follow. Lovely!

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