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goodnight bob book coverReviewed by Poppy Johnson

Goodnight Bob tells the story of a little guy named Bob, who is supposed to be going to sleep. Bob is apparently afraid of creepy shadows that inhabit his bedroom, walls, windows and closets. He therefore sleeps with a trusty flashlight next to him in the bed. When he hears a strange noise, or sees eyes in the dark, the reader has to turn the page to find out what innocuous object is really there (a nice mouse, or a friendly cat or even a smiling Bigfoot, who all say “Goodnight Bob” to Bob).

This book is really sweet, and it repeats many phrases, helping new readers catch on quick. The book will also make it easy for children to repeat the story and tell it back to the adults reading. All of the scenes in the book show the little guy in a big comfy bed, and the flashlight helps him see that things can be easily explained once they are brought to light. I recommend this book for toddlers or young children who may be afraid of going to bed alone.

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After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Albert Whitman & Company. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.