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Aug 12 2020

Baby Touch : Night-Night by Ladybird

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Penguin, 2020. ISBN: 9780241422366. Board book.
(Age: 0+) Recommended. What a lovely book to read at bedtime. Little children are sure to love this touch and feel book, right from the vibrant purple cover that has star cut-outs and a little touch and feel circle. Opening the book up, the rhyming words will make for an enjoyable read aloud, with the refrain 'Baby, say' repeated as the child says 'Night-night' to flowers, tree, bird and bee. Then there is a final line on the double page spread, "Time for bed, sleepy baby."
The large star cut-out appears on each page, gradually getting smaller as the story progresses and all coloured in different pastel shades. The pages are made of strong board and the star cut-out is sturdy enough for fingers to trace around it.
Each double page spread has not only the rhyme but pictures of little creatures and objects with words and sounds underneath, which will enhance the reading experience for a toddler. The final double page spread is done in a deep blue with a gorgeous rocket ship blasting off to the moon, its tail a pink soft fabric.:
Baby, say.
Night-night stars,
And night-night moon.
Night-night, baby . . .
It's dream time soon.
A gorgeous bed-time story, perfect to read aloud, Night-Night will have happy fans and make bed-time a restful and happy time.
Pat Pledger

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