'Goodnight Everyone' - Chris Haughton
Big Bear and the other animals are sleepy and ready for bed, but Little Bear isn't tired yet. Basically. A simple premise and a very cute little book. The kind you would read in a really nice slow voice to make everyone feel suitably sleepy.
The illustrations!! I love Haughton's style and his bright, bold, retro colours. I also adore the subtle way he catches the vibes of each animal. I know that Little Bear, with berry bright eyes when everyone else has drooping eyelids. I have one of those, she's the one sitting up in bed asking for word definitions, when her parents have settled in for the next episode of Mad Men.
I really mean it when I say this is a short and simple story. Perfect for the littlie whose attention span is still limited. Perfect too, for those nights when a slow, singsong reading of a short tale is exactly what everyone needs.
This sweet story is available now through Walker Books and all good bookstores.
Many thanks to Walker Books for providing us with a review copy :-)