Goodnight Already!

1 Jan

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Goodnight Already! written by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies (2014)

Bear is ready for bed. Duck is not. Just as Bear closes his eyes, his neighbor, Duck knocks on the door. Duck has all kinds of ideas… play cards, watch a movie, make smoothies. No. No. No. Bear shows him to the door and goes back to bed.  Through the bedroom window, Duck shows up wanting to borrow ingredients to make cookies… sugar, butter, eggs. No. No. No. Finally, Bear gets to sleep when who should show up, right on top of his chest? Duck! He used his emergency spare key. A stubbed beak is not an emergency! Duck goes home complaining about Bear’s grouchy attitude. He picks up a book and… zzzzz. Duck falls asleep in his reading chair while Bear is wide awake making cookies!

Jory John tells a familiar tale in just about any toddler household, with outrageous requests and outcomes. The humorous plot and twist will have little ones roaring with laughter.

Benji Davies accentuates the differences of these two personalities expertly. Poor bear looks like he desperately needs to sleep (i.e. hibernate) for a good long time, while the lively Duck badgers him mercilessly to stay awake. The facial expressions, body language, and attention to detail are masterfully illustrated in bold shapes and bright colors.

Love this book! I believe it will become a bedtime classic. See for yourself.

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2 Responses to “Goodnight Already!”

  1. writersideup January 1, 2015 at 6:49 PM #

    This is definitely a “chuckle” kind of book and I enjoyed it, too 🙂 I’m loving seeing it get prominent space on the B&N shelves, too!

    Like

    • Juliana Lee January 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM #

      Loved reading this one. Wish I had read earlier… it would have made my top 25 for 2014 list!

      Like

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