Good Night, Sleep Tight
Good Night, Sleep Tight
by Kristina Andres
Eleven-and-a-half Good Night Stories with Fox and Rabbit
This beautiful read-aloud storybook for all ages features 11½ goodnight stories with friends Fox and Rabbit, who help each other get to sleep—sometimes.
Fox and Rabbit live quite far away, in a bright little house beyond the mole hills. When they wish each other a good night, the rustling pear tree, the raspberries, and the stars join in. If they can't sleep, they count the good nights (335 in total). Or they try sleeping somewhere else—in the trees or in a tent. Sometimes they swing on the lamp shades.
Recommended for readers ages 5-7 years.
Hardcover, 60 pages. 9.5 x 7.5 inches.
"K-GR 2—'Fox and Rabbit lived quite far away, in a bright little house beyond the molehills.' Together, the two friends have 11-and-a-half small adventures as they try different ways to say 'Good Night'; camp out on the top of the hill; catch a fish in Kangaroo's pouch; sleep upside down like bats; narrowly and hilariously escape a run-in with naughty, old, umbrella-toting Granny Wolf; and more. No matter what, Fox and Rabbit keep bedtime novel with their curiosity, creativity, and loyalty to each other. Translated from German, these witty and poignant stories are best read in order as they build upon one another, referring back to previous escapades. The gentle wordplay translates well. No story is longer than 11 pages, with most coming in around three or four. The final vignette ties everything together with a sweet message of friendship and reveals Rabbit as the narrator. The illustrations, which appear to be watercolor and ink, toggle between full-bleed and spot art. Both layouts augment the whimsical attitude of the narration. Crosshatched textures and a comforting mixture of soft, warm highlights and calming cool colors on thick, creamy paper create a welcoming, rural atmosphere. Don't miss the amusing book cover hidden under the jacket. VERDICT This is a delightful collection of short stories to be read aloud all in one glorious bedtime gulp or rationed to last a week. Perfect for public library collections. " —School Library Journal
About the Author
Kristina Andres studied history of art, literature, and fine arts, and has worked as a freelance artist since 2002. She has written and illustrated numerous children's books and received several awards.