Goodnight, Mice!

by Frances Watts

Illustrated by Judy Watson

On Sale: 02/11/2017

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About the Book

Winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction, this irresistibly charming picture book is now in paperback! Age 2+

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.' 'Goodnight, mice.' 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. Ages: 2+

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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733331763
  • ISBN 10: 0733331769
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 02/11/2017
  • Pages: 24
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 3 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Biography

Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. Her bestselling picture books include Goodnight, Mice! (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2006 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge); and 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (illustrated by David Legge). Her young adult title The Peony Lantern, set in nineteenth-century Japan, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2016. For more, visit www.franceswatts.com


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Biography

Melbourne illustrator Judy Watson works from her home studio with views over bushland and the Sweetwater Creek. Her work is accompanied by the sounds of many wild birds, bees from the hive in her garden and the rambunctious wrestling of her two dogs. Occasionally one of her hens will crow. (Yes, they do.) She has illustrated over 20 children's books but read a lot more. Her first picture book, Goodnight, Mice!, won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction. She has teamed up again with Frances Watts to create Leonard Doesn't Dance. It is her most colourful book to date.  judywatson.net


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