________________ CM . . . . Volume XVI Number 27. . . .March 19, 2010

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Night, Night! (Tadpoles).

Sue Graves. Illustrated by Claire Henley.
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree, 2010.
24 pp., pbk. & hc., $7.95 (pbk.), $18.36 (hc.).
ISBN 978-0-7787-3898-5 (pbk.), ISBN 978-0-7787-3867-1 (hc.).

Subject Headings:
Toys-Fiction.
Readers-Bedtime.

Kindergarten-grade 1 / Ages 5-6.

Review by Ian Stewart.

**** /4

   

excerpt:

It was bedtime.

"Night, night Josh," said Mom.

"But I need Teddy," said Josh.

Mom got Teddy.

"Night, night Josh," said Mom.

"But I need Rabbit, " said Josh.

Mom got Rabbit.

 

We all know where this fun and delightfully illustrated story is going. Mom will have to bring all of little Josh's bedtime buddies to him as he tries to avoid the inevitable lights out time. Emergent readers will get a chuckle out of it as they will have all pulled the same stunt on Mom at one time.

     Night, Night! is written at around a C/D level, and so it is suitable for beginning readers in Kindergarten or grade 1. There is also a "Notes for adults" section that will help parents enhance their child's reading enjoyment and deepen the learning experience.

Highly Recommended.

Ian Stewart is a Reading Recovery and kindergarten teacher at David Livingstone School in Winnipeg, MB.

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