Winner of the 2012 Prime Minister′s Literary Award for Children′s Fiction
A CBCA Notable Book
Kiss Dad once.
Cuddle Mum twice.
′Goodnight, Mum and Dad.′
It′s time to say goodnight -- but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don′t seem very sleepy!
This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.
Praise for GOODNIGHT, MICE!:
′the perfect bedtime book ... told at a cleverly thought-out pace that should ensure a yawn before the final page ... Illustrator Judy Watson′s detailed expressions on the four mouslings are fun, funny and rewarding upon further visits′ COURIER-MAIL
′an ideal bedtime read for parents keen on winding things down for the sleepy train. Squeak!′ KIDS-BOOKREVIEW.COM
′a story filled with warmth and family love ... This is sure to become a book young children and parents will be happy to read again and again′ AUSSIEREVIEWS.COM
′utterly flawless use of rich and poetic language ... a bedtime story to read aloud with gusto, to delight in and to savour. Very highly recommended′ SYDNEY′S CHILD
′this is a charming, funny and reassuring story for littlies to follow the going-to-bed ritual ... Recommended′ MAGPIES
′Watts knows how to break up a story′s rhythm by using a refrain, making a story which will be read again and again. Watson′s mice are individuals and the many untold stories in the pictures will be pored over by avid three and four-year-old listeners.′ WEST AUSTRALIAN
′The collaboration of writer and illustrator in this case makes for an almost perfect bedtime book. Watts′s words sing with rhyme and repetition, making them excellent linguistic tools for small children, while Watson′s impish, affectionate illustrations speak to families from every type of background.′ JUDGES′ COMMENTS, 2012 PRIME MINISTER′S LITERARY AWARDS