Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

Bedtime 123

by (author) Eric Walters

illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Category
Bedtime & Dreams, Baby Animals, Counting & Numbers
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781459810730
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $10.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459810754
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $0.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
  • Reading age: 0 to 2

Description

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 is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

if (SYM == "BIO") { document.writeln(""); } else { document.writeln(""); }

Eric Walters' profile page

Jos&eacutee Bisaillon a illustr&eacute plus de trente-cinq livres pour enfants et cr&eacute&eacute de nombreuses illustrations pour des magazines et des journaux. Elle a &eacutet&eacute finaliste au Prix litt&eacuteraire du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral &agrave deux reprises et a remport&eacute le prestigieux Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award pour The Snow Knows. Il s’agit du quatri&egraveme ouvrage de Jos&eacutee avec Orca, apr&egraves My Head in the Clouds et Bedtime 123 &eacutecrit par Eric Walters, un succ&egraves de librairie. Elle vit en banlieue de Montr&eacuteal avec sa famille.

Josée Bisaillon's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Resource Links The Year's Best

Excerpt: Bedtime 123 (by (author) Eric Walters; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon)

When the sun goes down
   One moon rises
   Two stars come out
   Three owlets rest high in the treetops

Editorial Reviews

“This is a fun board book that explores numbers as well as baby animals living on a farm. The pictures are soft and comforting. The story is simple and sweet.”

Kiss the Book blog

"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."

Resource Links

"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

"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

"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

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

Youth Services Book Review

Other titles by Eric Walters

Other titles by Josée Bisaillon