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Nighty Night!

by Margaret Wild
illustrated by Kerry Argent

It may be time for bed, but these baby animals don’t want to say good night!

It’s bedtime on the farm, but the baby animals aren’t ready to go to sleep. Mother Sheep, Father Duck, Mother Hen, and Father Pig are in for a big surprise when they go to tuck their little ones in: none of the babies are in their own beds! Once the bedtime mix-up is finally straightened out, the parents realize the fun has just begun! Instead of sleep, the baby animals want another story, a drink of water, kisses, and moreanything to delay going to bed. Will these baby animals ever be ready to say “nighty night?”

Kids who aren’t ready to say good night (and parents who are) will be charmed by this happy story with cheerful illustrations, which is sure to become a bedtime favorite.

Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-812-7
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Page Count: 32
Size: 9 ̎ x 10-1/2 ̎
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
AR Level: 1.7
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Baby Animals, Bedtime, Parents, Pranks
BISAC 1: JUV010000 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
BISAC 2: JUV002370 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
BISAC 3: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General

Reviews

“Mischievous mix-ups rule in this fun-loving tale of barnyard babies who stave off the bedtime hour for as long as possible…. Wild and Argent depict these antics through simple, rhythmic sentences and muted watercolors that lend a cozy, snuggle-up feel to the story….Young readers won’t want these characters to say good night and will surely use this book to forestall their own imminent bedtimes.” Publishers Weekly

“Children and the adults who read to them will relish this delightful depiction of bedtime stalling. Wild’s simple text will be fun to read aloud… The richly saturated artwork has wonderful depth and captures the animals’ expressions and actions with wit and charm. A humorous look at bedtime on the farm and also at home.” Booklist

“Wild scores again with a barnyard of animal babies who won’t go to bed…. The repeated phrases will be sure to have sleepy children chiming in and Argent’s strong, rich watercolors offer beguiling parents and offspring. A delightful bedtime treat that could stir up ‘little rascals.” Kirkus Reviews

“Argent’s lovely watercolor illustrations highlight the character’s humorous expressions…. This rhythmic, repetitive bedtime story will lull kids to sleep and comfort tired parents.” School Library Journal

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Meet the Author

Margaret Wild is an award-winning author of over thirty books for children. Her books have been published around the world and include Nighty Night!, Old Pig, Fox,Midnight Babies, The Pocket Dogs, Tom Goes to Kindergarten, The Very Best of Friends, and Jenny Angel. She lives in Australia.

Meet the Illustrator

Kerry Argent has illustrated numerous children’s books, including One Woolly Wombat, Wombat Divine, Sleepy Bears, and Sebastian Lives in a Hat. With author Margaret Wild, Kerry has created Nighty Night! and Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Feather Boa. She lives in Australia.