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edition:Hardcover
category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2017
ISBN:9781459810730
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Bedtime 123

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

tagged: bedtime & dreams, counting & numbers, baby animals
Description

Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night. Count the stars coming out, fox cubs snuggling, puppies piling and chicks cuddling as baby rocks gently to sleep in this gorgeously illustrated board book from bestselling author Eric Walters and award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon.

About the Authors
Eric Walters, Member of the Order of the Canada, began writing in 1993 as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. He has since published almost a hundred novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit www.ericwalters.net.

JOSÉE BISAILLON is a Montreal-based illustrator. Her illustrations are a mix of collage, drawing and digital montage. She’s twice been nominated for a GG in children’s illustration.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
0 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best
Editorial Reviews

"This counting primer board book is a delightful celebration of babies settling down to sleep…The text is lyrical and soothing…The illustrations are delightfully whimsical and the colour palette used conjures a soothing twilight without being too dark and moody…Highly recommended as a resource for young Preschool children."

— Resource Links

"Working up to 10, Walters counts [baby animals] in soft prose…Bisaillon uses pencils, watercolors, pastels, and other media to create lovely, gently textured collages…The images exude an almost palpable sense of security and comfort."

— Publishers Weekly

"All the illustrations are so calming and restful making this a perfect bedtime story choice. An enchanting book."

— Youth Services Book Review

"Soothing descriptions of bedtime rituals [and] pastoral illustrations."

— Canadian Children's Book News

"Exquisite artwork and charming baby animals teach children to count from one to 10 while easing them toward sleep…There is an elegant flow to author Walters' text that is gracefully complemented in the lovely renderings by artist Bisaillon. The images blend cut paper, pastels, watercolors, pencils, and digital imaging to an effect at once striking and soothing. An exceptional bedtime delight that instruct as it composes restless little ones for slumber."

— Kirkus Reviews—starred review

"This gentle, soothing counting book is just the ticket for lulling babies to slumber…The lovely mixed-media artwork, done in rich earth tones, is textured and expressive. This is the stuff of sweet dreams!"

— School Library Journal
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