I just want to say good night

by Isadora, Rachel,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 17 copies
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Summary
Caldecott Honor-winner Rachel Isadora's stunning oil paintings illustrate this delightful bedtime tale, set on the African plains.

The sun has set and the moon is rising, and that means it's bedtime. But not if Lala has a say-because she's not ready to go to sleep! First she needs to say good night to the cat. And the goat. And the chickens. And, and, and . . . Lala's adorable stalling strategy will ring true for all parents whose little ones aren't ready to say goodbye to the day-and all will appreciate the wonderful culmination to the bedtime ritual.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On the African veld, where the sun is setting, the mothers tell their children that it's time for bed. But Lila waits for her father to come home with his fishing haul. Once she sees him, she might be ready for sleep, though she has so many good nights to say. First to the fish, which her father caught (a bit odd, since the fish, of course, is dead), then to a variety of animals that roam the village: the cat, the goat, the chickens, and the ants. And, for good measure, a rock. Finally, it is time to settle down, but the child needs to say good night to her book. The last page shows Lila with that book, one familiar to readers a world away, Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon. The story itself is rather thin, albeit with a surprise ending, but the African setting is harmoniously rendered in oils and ink, and, as night falls, the scenes become even richer. Lila, her hair in twisty braids, dressed in a simple shift, is a sweet yet spunky heroine who captures the universal defiance of children at bedtime.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Isadora (I Hear a Pickle) revisits the rural African setting of some of her fairy tale retellings in a story spotlighting the age-old phenomenon of bedtime stalling. Despite her parents' directives to come indoors, a girl named Lala-pictured with deep brown skin, spiky braids, and a cream-colored shift dress-insists that she needs to say good night to every animal in sight. "I just want to say good night to the cat," she says, before moving on to a nearby goat, bird, monkey, dog, chickens, and (as her options dwindle) a trail of ants and a rock. The repetition gives the story a predictable, lilting cadence that invites children to echo Lala's good night wishes. Eventually, she climbs into bed with a copy of Goodnight Moon and bids the moon good night; oddly, she ignores the baby sibling asleep beside her bed. Through the setting is never described more specifically than the "African veld," Isadora's dramatic oil-and-ink artwork offers tender portraits of Lala gently interacting with each animal against a darkening landscape as the sun descends, the moon rises, and shadows emerge. Ages 3-5. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction.
Blacks -- Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Blacks -- Africa -- Fiction.
Africa -- Juvenile fiction.
Africa -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780399173844
0399173846
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