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I Just Want to Say Good Night

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I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora
  • Hardcover $17.99

    Mar 14, 2017 | 32 Pages | 3-5 years

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“This gentle title is wholly original and a homage to the classic bedtime story. . . . Universalities, such as a loving family coaxing an adorably stalling child to bed, are also depicted. A charming, soothing bedtime tale that begs to be shared again and again.”School Library Journal

“Isadora revisits the rural African setting of some of her fairy tale retellings in a story spotlighting the age-old phenomenon of bedtime stalling. . . . The repetition gives the story a predictable, lilting cadence that invites children to echo Lala’s good night wishes. . . . Dramatic oil-and-ink artwork offers tender portraits of Lala gently interacting with each animal against a darkening landscape as the sun descends, the moon rises, and shadows emerge.”Publishers Weekly

“The African setting is harmoniously rendered in oils and ink, and, as night falls, the scenes become even richer. Lila, her hair in twisty braids, dressed in a simple shift, is a sweet yet spunky heroine who captures the universal defiance of children at bedtime.”Booklist

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