The Big Night-Night Book

Georgie Birkett, Author
Georgie Birkett, Author . Barron's $7.99 (14p) ISBN 978-0-7641-6234-3
Reviewed on: 05/11/2009
Release date: 04/01/2009

This touch-and-feel board book has textures galore. As a little boy prepares for bed, he says a singsongy goodnight to all the objects around him: “Night-night train and orange horse/ Night-night Mr. Giraffe, of course” (Mr. Giraffe has red furry polka dots to feel). Even nontactile sections of the pages feature patterns that evoke cozy rugs, blankets and sweaters. Before going to bed, the boy peeks through red curtains made of ribbons, to see the “great big leafy tree” and the “sleeping birdies: 1, 2, 3.” The snuggly, tactile tone will soothe readers. Ages 1–3. (May)