Book reviews: Goodnight, Good Dog, by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Rebecca Malone

Ray, Mary Lyn. Illustrated by Rebecca Malone. Goodnight, Good Dog. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2015. Unp. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0544-28612-2. Ages 3-6. P7 Q8

Ray Goodnight Good DogFamiliar and calm, this is an excellent bedtime stand-by, as the listener will relate to the puppy who has a difficult time letting go of the excitement of the day in order to fall asleep. The topic and the illustrations are warm and comforting. The illustrations are worth mentioning, as they are expressive and simple, matched well to this type of story. The story is colorful and uncomplicated, perfect for new, distractible young readers. The print is large enough for beginning readers to easily recognize letters and words. Recommended for parents of young children as early reading material.

February 2016 review by Devonee Trivett.

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