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Goodnight, Sweet Pig

by Linda Bailey
illustrated by Josée Masse

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list price: $18.95
also available: Paperback
published: 2007
publisher: Kids Can Press
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Goodnight, Sweet Pig

Little pig number one can’t sleep due to unwanted swine in her bedroom. She puts her trotter down and asks the intruders to leave. This bedtime counting book contains naturally flowing rhyming text and multiple Shakespeare references. Lively and vivid acrylic artwork accompanies this charming tale.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Winner, Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association
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Poor pig number one may never get to sleep! In this swine-stuffed count-along bedtime book, one ham-bunctious pig after another comes crowding into her bedroom --- each with its own special way to keep the poor little pig awake. Pig number two turns on the light. Pig number three likes to watch TV all night. Four's a juggling boar --- and there are still six more! With new hogs arriving by the minute, pig number one's bedroom is wall-to-wall pig-demonium. Will this weary little pig ever hear the Bard's immortal words: “Goodnight, sweet pig”?

Here is a counting book that uses irresistible rhymes to send children off to sleep, night after night.

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Editorial Reviews

This is a well-done go-to-sleep book ...

— Quill & Quire

The story is told in a simple rhyme ... The illustrations are bright and humorous ... Goodnight Sweet Pig would not only help small children learn their numbers but would also make an excellent bedtime story for restless children.

— School Library Journal
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About the Authors

Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.

Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
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