Good Night, Little Bookstore

Good Night, Little Bookstore
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August 29, 2022
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Part lullaby, part love song, this perfectly pitched bedtime book gives a nod to its classic predecessors as it champions the vibrant independent spirit of local bookstores.

Join the Little Bookstore’s friendly staff as they draw the curtain on another busy day of browsing and matchmaking. Choose a bedtime story, say your good nights, and pet the shop’s feline mascot on your way out. Snuggle up to a loved one for a read-aloud, then drift off to sweet dreams of adventure and enchantment to come. Drawing on the best tradition of classic bedtime books, Amy Cherrix’s lilting text brims with sound play, soothing patterns, and repetition, while E. B. Goodale’s bright, inclusive artwork offers people-watching at its best, conjuring the bustling, ineffable mood of a homespun hall of treasures. Penned by a bookseller and illustrated with warmth and zeal, this cozy homage to the neighborhood bookshop ends with a gallery of bookstores around the world, encouraging local engagement and offering a gentle reminder that books are gifts that keep giving, the most comforting treasure of all.

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GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BOOKSTORE is a lovely and clever bedtime book that focuses on the end of the day for a bookstore. The story includes a rhyme of saying goodbye to things and people around the store, such as the bookstore cat, the picture books facing out, and so much more. At the end of the book, it also says goodnight to the reader.

What I loved: This is such an elegant and sweet bedtime book, perfect for little booklovers. The rhyme is perfectly paced with a good rhythm throughout that makes it fun to read aloud and for little ears to hear. It really rolls off the tongue with its steady pace, a soothing read for night time. The illustrations are lovely and lush with muted colors that are also calming. The books and special feeling of the store are captured throughout with some key shoppers and the adorable cat. The length is great for toddlers and preschoolers, with pages that turn quickly and seems just right.

The text is printed at the bottom of the page in a larger font in black on a cream background that makes it easy to read at nighttime. This is really helpful for a book that is made to aid with sleep! It's also restful for the reader as there is no searching around for text on each page turn - one that caregivers can enjoy reading as much as children enjoy hearing it.

Final verdict: A lovely bedtime story, GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BOOKSTORE is a sweet picture book featuring smooth rhymes, lovely illustrations, and a soothing format. Recommend for toddler ages and older!
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