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Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

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By (author) Joyce Dunbar, Illustrated by Debi Gliori, By (author) Debi Gliori

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  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 274mm x 8mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 2 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552545066
  • ISBN 13: 9780552545068
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 103,268

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Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep, just in case she has a bad dream. She asks her older brother Willoughby for help. Wise Willoughby knows that she just needs to think of all happy things that will be waiting for her in the morning...A beautiful text by one of our best-loved authors, illustrated in an adorable style, this book has won widespread critical acclaim. Children are clamouring to have this story every bedtime!

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Biography for Joyce Dunbar Joyce Dunbar is a widely respected author of more than fifty books for children. Her MOUSE AND MOLE series has been very popularly adapted for television and her lyrical re-telling of the Nativity story, THIS IS THE STAR, received widespread critical acclaim. She has also collaborated with artist Debi Gliori for several picture books for the Doubleday/Picture Corgi list, including TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. Biography for Debi Gliori Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. Her backlist in Doubleday/Corgi includes TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and THE VERY SMALL. PURE DEAD MAGIC, the start of a trilogy, was her first novel. The second part, PURE DEAD WICKED was published in April 2002. Debi lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.

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"Joyce Dunbar is one of the best writers for children today, and this is a wonderful example of her sensitivity, lyrical style and gentle humour... Debi Gliori's pictures take the text and warm it through with cosy, glowing night-time scenes full of the detail children love. If ever there were a perfect bedtime book, this has to be it" Guardian "Will settle many night-time anxieties of three- to six-year-olds" The Times

Editorial reviews

This is a charming jewel of a book for the very young. Not only is there a comforting bedtime story in a slim pouched volume but hidden inside the fat pretend-book with its little lock is a furry beanie toy asleep in bed. Everything about this package of book and toy is high quality, from the appealing violet fold-away cover to the pull-out book in its sheath and the sweet lop-eared bunny with furry ears. This is a child's equivalent of comfort food, and it will be the favourite book of the year for the very young. The soothing 'count your blessings' little story told to Willa the bear by her brother Willoughby has beautiful and evocative illustrations. Adults will smile at the subtle tale which deals with every child's reluctance and fear of going to sleep. This is a book to treasure. Ages 2-4 (Kirkus UK)