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The Goodnight Circle
The nighttime activities of many forest creatures are detailed in this gentle bedtime book. “The illustrations are singularly beautiful . . . the animals are full of vigor, faithfully observed. The quiet text and elegant illustrations reinforce one another.”--The Horn Book
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 21st 1991 by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published September 1st 1984)
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Beginning with "day animals" going to sleep this richly descriptive and poetic story continues through the night and ends with day break. This is a perfect bedtime story as it is highlights the silent times: first when they day animals have gone to sleep and before the night animals have awoken and second when night animals have gone to sleep and before the day animals have awoken. Repetition of saying good night and good morning, encourages participation of even non-readers.
May 16, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a short, lyrical tale that describes the sleeptime activities of animals. The illustrations are colorful and nicely detailed and the information provided is educational without being overwhelming. The 'goodnight' theme and repetitive narrative makes this book a calming and soothing tale that is appropriate to read with children at bedtime. We really enjoyed reading this book together.