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Bedtime 123

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

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bedtime & dreams, counting & numbers, baby animals
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Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night. Count the stars coming out, fox cubs snuggling, puppies piling and chicks cuddling as baby rocks gently to sleep in this gorgeously illustrated board book from bestselling author Eric Walters and award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon.

About the Authors

Eric Walters

ERIC WALTERS, a former elementary school teacher, is one of Canada’s most popular authors for children and young adults. He has written more than seventy books that together have won more than a hundred awards, and talks to hundreds of young people in schools and libraries across the country each year. He is also the founder of Creation of Hope, which provides care for orphans in the Makueni district of Kenya, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Visit him online at www.ericwalters.net.

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Josée Bisaillon

JOSÉE BISAILLON obtained a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and illustrates books using a mix of collage, drawing and digital montage. She has illustrated more than twenty picture books, two of which were nominated for a Governor General’s Award for children’s book illustration. She lives near Montreal, Quebec with her husband and children.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
0 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best
Editorial Reviews

"This counting primer board book is a delightful celebration of babies settling down to sleep…The text is lyrical and soothing…The illustrations are delightfully whimsical and the colour palette used conjures a soothing twilight without being too dark and moody…Highly recommended as a resource for young Preschool children."

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"Working up to 10, Walters counts [baby animals] in soft prose…Bisaillon uses pencils, watercolors, pastels, and other media to create lovely, gently textured collages…The images exude an almost palpable sense of security and comfort."

— Publishers Weekly

"All the illustrations are so calming and restful making this a perfect bedtime story choice. An enchanting book."

— Youth Services Book Review

"Soothing descriptions of bedtime rituals [and] pastoral illustrations."

— Canadian Children's Book News

"Exquisite artwork and charming baby animals teach children to count from one to 10 while easing them toward sleep…There is an elegant flow to author Walters' text that is gracefully complemented in the lovely renderings by artist Bisaillon. The images blend cut paper, pastels, watercolors, pencils, and digital imaging to an effect at once striking and soothing. An exceptional bedtime delight that instruct as it composes restless little ones for slumber."

— Kirkus Reviews—starred review

"This gentle, soothing counting book is just the ticket for lulling babies to slumber…The lovely mixed-media artwork, done in rich earth tones, is textured and expressive. This is the stuff of sweet dreams!"

— School Library Journal

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