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Tell me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
by Joyce Dunbar 355/173 illustrated by Debi Gliori
first published 1998
Early Years for ages 2 to 6 published by Corgi Yearling
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
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Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
One little rabbit's search for something nice to think about, to keep the bad dreams away.
What happens?
Willa doesn't want to go to sleep in case she has bad dreams. So her brother Willoughby tells her to think of all the happy things that are waiting for her in the morning, like her toys and slippers. Will these thoughts help Willa get off to sleep?
Is it easy to read?
Simple words and repetition make this a good read for those just beginning to read alone. A lovely book to share.
Anything else?
I really do love this type of cosy bed-time book. Debi Gliori's pictures just make me want to snuggle up in front of a warm fire and be a sleepy child again. The story is a gentle tale which young readers will take to their hearts and parents will enjoy sharing with their children. This is one of those books that just makes you feel good, and it might even help anyone having trouble getting off to sleep to relax. Should be a good buy for Christmas, especially if you liked Can't You Sleep Little Bear?, Guess How Much I Love You or The Bear.
Other books by Joyce Dunbar include Tell Me What It's Like To Be Big, The Ups and Downs of Mouse and Mole, The Very Small, Tutti Frutti.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
When Willa can't sleep, her big brother Willoughby tells her to think of all the happy things waiting for her to wake up to in the morning. There are her slippers waiting for her feet to slip into them, her jumpsuit waiting for her to jump out of bed, and her breakfast waiting to be eaten.
And what do you think?
Philippa Reece, Amazon.co.uk
When Willa can't sleep, big brother Willoughby tells her of all the happy things waiting for her to wake up to in the morning. There are her slippers waiting for her feet to slip into them, her playsuit waiting for her to jump out of bed and get dressed,
Vivian French, The Guardian
A long title - but write it all down and accept no substitutes. Joyce Dunbar is one of the best writers for children today, and this is a wonderful example of her sensitivity, lyrical style and humour. Debi Gliori's pictures take the text and warm it thro
Bert Tomlinson, Hillel Academy Prep. School
I like this book because you can fall asleep from this book with ease.
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