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Its the same every night: Simon doesnt want to go to bed. And once hes lying down he cant close his eyes until his father climbs the stairs and begins their nightly ritual. The world must be put to sleep. Continent by continent, habitat by habitat, even the imaginary realm of elves, princesses, and fairies must succumb to Simons fathers dreamy incantations, before Simon can deliciously relax and let himself go. Dominique Demerss poetic text and Nicolas Debons romantic images remind every parent and child of the pleasure that can be found in a sweet shared ritual that takes all the pain out of going to bed.

Review:

"Simon, like most children, is a creature of habit when it comes to bedtime. But while he can 'carefully' brush his teeth and fastidiously fold back the bedcovers on his own, he needs Dad to help him fall asleep with their nighttime ritual — and his father lovingly complies, 'every single night.' Slowly pulling the covers up over his son's feet, Dad announces that 'Africa is fast asleep.' Simon imagines a panoply of indigenous animals that 'dash home to their dens, their lairs, their hideaways.' Debon (Dawn Watch) adheres to a golden palette interrupted only by the black-and-white stripes of the zebras, as giraffes, cheetahs and lions scurry over a rounded plain that resembles the curvature of the planet. With Demers's (the Mademoiselle Charlotte series) text and Debon's artwork nicely contrasting the father-son tte--tte with the extravagant events unfolding in Simon's imagination, the ritual continues. Dad draws the covers up over Simon's knees (the oceans, where whales, sea horses and turtles swim in swirling hues of violet, aqua and tangerine) all the way up to his ears (the 'world of wonder,' populated by elves, magicians and fairies who keep watch so 'nothing bad can happen'). Debon's paintings are equally successful, whether conveying the emotional bond between parent and child, or conjuring up a dramatically lit exodus of awe-inspiring creatures (all of which have counterpoints as toys or drawings in Simon's room). Ages 4-7. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

It's the same every night: Simon doesn't want to go to bed. And once he's lying down he can't close his eyes until his father climbs the stairs and begins their nightly ritual. With poetic text and romantic images, this bedtime book reminds every parent and child of the pleasure that can be found in a sweet, shared ritual that takes all the pain out of going to bed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888996992
Author:
Debon, Nicolas
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Illustrator:
Debon, Nicolas
Author:
DeMers, Dominique
Author:
Debon, Nicolas
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Sleep
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Bedtime
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 18.5 oz
Age Level:
04-07

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Product details 32 pages Groundwood Books - English 9780888996992 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Simon, like most children, is a creature of habit when it comes to bedtime. But while he can 'carefully' brush his teeth and fastidiously fold back the bedcovers on his own, he needs Dad to help him fall asleep with their nighttime ritual — and his father lovingly complies, 'every single night.' Slowly pulling the covers up over his son's feet, Dad announces that 'Africa is fast asleep.' Simon imagines a panoply of indigenous animals that 'dash home to their dens, their lairs, their hideaways.' Debon (Dawn Watch) adheres to a golden palette interrupted only by the black-and-white stripes of the zebras, as giraffes, cheetahs and lions scurry over a rounded plain that resembles the curvature of the planet. With Demers's (the Mademoiselle Charlotte series) text and Debon's artwork nicely contrasting the father-son tte--tte with the extravagant events unfolding in Simon's imagination, the ritual continues. Dad draws the covers up over Simon's knees (the oceans, where whales, sea horses and turtles swim in swirling hues of violet, aqua and tangerine) all the way up to his ears (the 'world of wonder,' populated by elves, magicians and fairies who keep watch so 'nothing bad can happen'). Debon's paintings are equally successful, whether conveying the emotional bond between parent and child, or conjuring up a dramatically lit exodus of awe-inspiring creatures (all of which have counterpoints as toys or drawings in Simon's room). Ages 4-7. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , It's the same every night: Simon doesn't want to go to bed. And once he's lying down he can't close his eyes until his father climbs the stairs and begins their nightly ritual. With poetic text and romantic images, this bedtime book reminds every parent and child of the pleasure that can be found in a sweet, shared ritual that takes all the pain out of going to bed.
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