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One Kiss, One Hug

By: Jason Chapman

It is bedtime daddy bear has read the story and now it is time for Ben and Ursula to go to sleep. Ben can’t get to sleep. He tosses and he turns. He throws the covers off and pulls the covers on. He keeps calling for just one more hug and one more kiss. Will he ever fall asleep?

A warm and amusing story outlining the frustration every parent must surely know when a child just will not drop off to sleep. This is a wonderful family story that seemed so very familiar to me, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. The illustrations perfectly capture the feelings of love and exasperation of a family around bedtime. A cute little book.

Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books

Published: 02 February 2012

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Family, Bedtime

ISBN 13: 9781849414197

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page
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Goodnight Little One

By: Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrated By: Rebecca Elliott

It is time to close your eyes and go to sleep. Not just for you but for little donkey, the silly sheep, little monkey and others.

This is an adorable picture book from the author of children’s classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. This book is perfect for those times you need a story to gently lull, or quietly persuade, a small child to sleep.  Something like that is never a bad thing. Most suited to the very young.

Publisher: Parragon Book Service Ltd

Published: 03 March 2012

Format: Hardback

Categories: Bedtime, Animals

ISBN 13: 9781445465838

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Before We Go To Bed

By: Sue Mongredien

Illustrated By: Cee Biscoe

Barney has had a wonderful day with his Grandpa, now it is bedtime but bedtime isn’t that easy. Firstly Barney needs to have a bowl of porridge, then a bubbly bath. He still can’t go to bed yet though, not without a story and of course a good bounce to finish off the day.

This is a fun little picture book about bedtime and having fun with Grandpa. The story is enjoyable, the illustrations detailed and fun. A great choice if you need something about bedtime. Though maybe not if you are after something advocating a quick bedtime process. I would like to say that the intergenerational relationship is a lovely one.

Publisher: Koala Book Company

Published: 01 December 2011

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Family, Fun

ISBN 13: 9781742760131

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Can You Cuddle Like A Koala

By: John Butler

Can you creep like a mouse or cuddle like a koala? This book is full of animals and animal actions for kids of all sizes to copy as they get ready to settle down for the night.

A story told with simple text, accompanied by delightful, big, clear pictures of the animals mid-action.

This would make for a fun bedtime read especially if the adult is willing to act out the actions with the child.

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

Published: 01 September 2005

Format: Board book 15 pages (also available as paperback or hardcover)

Categories: Animal Stories, Bedtime

ISBN 13: 9781561453474

Purchase: here or use link to Booktopia on side of page

Kisses For Daddy

By: Frances Watts and David Legge

It is time for Baby Bear to have a bath and go to bed, but he is grumbly. He gives his Mummy a kiss but won’t give Daddy one. Daddy Bear takes him to his bath and gets him ready for bed, all while trying to get his goodnight kiss. Baby Bear still won’t kiss Daddy though. Will Daddy ever get his kiss from Baby Bear?

A wonderful, heartwarming story all about going to bed and bedtime kisses. the text is easy to understand, it’s tone is friendly and playful. The illustrations are warm and engaging – perfectly capturing the fun and loving tine of the story. This book has been a CBCA Honour Book and is one of my favourites.

Publisher: Little Hare Books

Published: 01 May 2008

Format: Hardback 24 pages

Categories: Fiction Family Family Issues

ISBN 13: 9781921272431 

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Where’s My Teddy?

By: Jez Alborough

Eddy has a teddy named Freddy but he has lost him. So off he goes into the dark and horrible wood to find him. In the wood a gigantic surprise is waiting for Eddy, he isn’t the only one who has lost their teddy. Will Eddy find Freddy before he has to go home to sleep?

A delightful story about a boy and his teddy. The text is emotive and descriptive, it has the appealing addition of rhythm and rhyme so reading it aloud has an easy feel to it. The illustrations are full page, sometimes broken into panels, and create the dark atmosphere of the woods without appearing too dark or scary. They also show wonderfully the size comparisons of the two teddy owners. This was a favourite read in our house for quite a while.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Published: 06 December 2004

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books

ISBN 13: 9781844284818

Purchase: here

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