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Winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction A CBCA Notable Book Kiss Dad once. Cuddle Mum twice. 'Goodnight, Mum and Dad.' 'Goodnight, mice.' It's time to say goodnight - but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don't seem very sleepy! this warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by ABC Books - AU (first published April 2011)
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Anna
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice book that follows four sleepy (or not so sleepy!) mice as they go to bed. The writing is often charming, for example:

Mum sighs once.
Dad sighs twice.
What happened to those sleepy mice?

The once/twice/mice pattern is used repeatedly and is very effective. However, the rhyming pattern and metre change abruptly several times throughout the book, making it hard to get into a rhythm when reading aloud.

I liked the way the story goes through the different parts of the bedtime routine, whi
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Dee-Ann
Great little tale, whic rhymes, is cute, and is a lovely tale for bedtime reading. I read it to my son and we both enjoyed it, and he promptly fell asleep afterwards!!
Timothy Ferguson
A cute little bedtime book, for children being read to, suggested to me by Elizabeth of Australian Women Writer’s Challenge to tip me over the line for 2012.

My own daughter’s a bit young for a book this long, and she tends to like quite active books before bed, but I’ll be remembering this for when she’s a bit older

This review originally appeared on book coasters.
Victoria Hall
Great bedtime story. My little one was fascinated by the lovely illustrations. I struggled with the rhyme pattern at times. Lots of fun though.
Chele
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gorgeous "going to bed book" for under 8s
Dale Harcombe
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute and a lot of fun.
Gervy
A sweet bedtime book.
Nella
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great bedtime story
Maggie
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. She has published 20 books for children, including picture books and books for younger readers, including Goodnight Mice!, the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Fiction, and 2008 Children’s Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books. Her latest book, The Raven’s Wing, is her first n ...more