Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Travel the World: Australia: Goodnight Me

Daddo, Andrew. 2007. Goodnight, Me.

Originally published in Australia, Goodnight, Me is a charming bedtime story featuring an orangutan parent and child. The book follows the story of a baby orangutan as he/she is put to bed. First the feet, then the knees, then the tummy, then the bottom, etc. Each part of the body has to be given a sweet and gentle goodnight. For example, Bless you, nose! Can you smell the sleep? and Time to close, eyes. Can you see any dreams yet? The illustrations by Emma Quay and the text by Andrew Daddo are charming and sweet and soothingly gentle. I can easily see this one becoming a child's favorite.

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