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Goodnight, Good Dog

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Title:   Goodnight, Good Dog
Author:   Mary Lyn Ray
Series:   –
Recommended for:   babies, toddlers and preschoolers
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E Ray, M.

 

Rating:  ****

 

 

 

Synopsis:

“For one restless pup the waking world is too full of wonder to leave behind at bedtime, until he closes his eyes and finds comfort in his dreams”        (Provided by publisher)

Comments:

My first thought after finishing this book was:  “Lapsit!  Toddler Time!”  It could also work for Preschool Storytime.  It would be best for storytimes about dogs, bedtime and night time.

It’s a quiet book that could work well as a child’s last bedtime story, just before sleep.  Much like Goodnight Moon, the dog’s routine models things that a child can do as they are getting ready to fall asleep.  He inventories the house, thinks about favorite parts of his day, remembers words that he knows, curls up in his bed and says, “Goodnight, good dog.”  Next thing he knows, it’s morning!

Even though the book is quiet, it could work well for Lapsits and Toddler Time due to the brevity of its text and the cozy, familiar items the dog notices as he prepares to go to sleep.

 

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Bedtime

 

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Thank You and Good Night

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Title:   Thank You and Good Night
Author:   Patrick McDonnell
Series:   –
Recommended for:   preschoolers, early elementary students
Pages:   32 pages
Call Number/Link:   E MCDONNELL, P.

 Rating:   ***** 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Maggie hosts a pajama party at which Clement, Alan Alexander, and Jean play a variety of fun games, tire themselves, and drift off to sleep, but not before sharing their gratitude.

Comments:

I had to tell all of you about this book because I loved it so much!  I thought the illustrations (and text) were charming.  I don’t have reason to test this out, but I think I could read it as a bedtime story every night for 2+ years and STILL like it.

Storytime themes:  bedtime, friends, stuffed animals, thankfulness.

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Bedtime, Picture Books

 

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Counting Ovejas

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Title:   Counting Ovejas
Author:   Sarah Weeks
Illustrator:  David Diaz
Recommended for:  Preschool and early elementary students, either in their native language or a language they are learning.   Students of any age who are beginning to learn English or Spanish.
Pages:   32 pages
Call Number/Link:  SPA E WEEKS, S.

Rating:    ****

 

 

Synopsis:

When increasing numbers of sheep in a rainbow of colors appear in a boy’s bedroom as he tries to fall asleep, he must resort to more and more elaborate means of removing them. What do you do when you can’t sleep? Count sheep in Spanish and English, of course! But what happens when those rascally sheep get a little too close for comfort? Well, if you’re anything like the sleepy little hero in this clever tale, you might just tire yourself out trying to get rid of them!

Comments:

I love this book for a few reasons.  It is bilingual.  The author provided a pronunciation guide under each sentence in Spanish.  It is both a color book and a counting book.  And the illustrations are cute, especially the sheep.

It can be read to children just for fun OR to help them learn a new language.  (Adults and teens are more likely to read it to learn basic vocabulary in their second language – it’s always good to know colors and numbers!)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Picture Books, Spanish

 

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