Getting kids to sleep isn't easy -- especially when there are games to be played -- in bedrooms everywhere, adults try their best -- (but so do kids).
Author Sally Cook teams up with New York Times best-selling illustrator Laura Cornell in this uproarious ode to parents who would do anything to get their kids to sleep -- and to kids who would do anything to make the task, well . . . challenging.
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Sally Cook is the coauthor of Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son. Her articles and reviews have appeared in many national publications, including The New York Times, Family Circle, and Parenting. This is her first picture book. Sally, her husband, Bob, and their two children, Liz and Alex, enjoy walking their dog, Rover, around the corner to visit Laura Cornell and her daughter, Lilly.
Laura Cornell lives in New York City with her daughter, Lily (first and only), but they spend much time in California, Laura's first state in her first home. She was asked to illustrate Jamie's first book, and that became ten. Lucky is the first word that comes to mind.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3–Using just a few rhyming words that wind and wiggle their way across the pages in a variety of sizes and colors, this charming story will delight youngsters. Readers peek into a block of city apartments and find a diverse array of families heading to bed and trying to get their little ones to sleep in any way they can. When someone yells "Pillow fight!" things deteriorate rapidly, with kids hanging from their bunk beds, throwing their musical instruments out the window, and being calmed by exhausted, desperate adults. Hide-and-seek, asking for drinks and stories, and counting sheep finally give way to lights out, at which point somebody quietly asks, "Pillow fight?" Cornell's ink-and-watercolor cartoons work beautifully in scenes that range from close-ups to vignettes to detailed two-page paintings. The delightfully unique characters, dressed in wildly patterned pajamas and wearing an amazing array of expressions, seem to jump off the pages. The spread featuring a variety of parents in varying states of despair (begging, pulling out their hair, doing yoga, crying, standing on their head, and yelling) is particularly humorous. Although it probably won't lull anybody to sleep, Good Night Pillow Fight is a book that children and parents will want to enjoy together again and again.–Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library District, IL
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