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Good night, Harry
Good night, Harry
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Publisher Info:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
unp. : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
When Harry, a toy elephant, has trouble sleeping, his friends help him.


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E LEWI New or Popular Picture Book

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With snuggly images that look soft enough to touch, the creator of FLOSS tells a bedtime story certain to soothe the most restless child.

"Good night, everyone," says Harry the elephant. Zzz, goes Lulu. Snore, goes Ted. But Harry can't sleep. He reads and cleans. He wriggles and worries. Will sleep ever come? Will his friends Ted and Lulu be able to help? Kim Lewis soothes fidgety little listeners with a tale about comforting friends- and the solace of sleep.

Author Notes

Kim Lewis is the author-illustrator of numerous children's picture books, including A QUILT FOR BABY, FLOSS, JUST LIKE FLOSS, LITTLE BAA, and MY FRIEND HARRY. Of her inspiration for GOOD NIGHT, HARRY, Kim Lewis says, "I have always wondered what happened to the stuffed elephant in MY FRIEND HARRY after James went to school. So I thought I'd write a story just about him, in order to find out." She lives in Northumberland, England.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Harry the elephant and his friends Lulu (a lamb) and Ted (a bear) are soft toys, very soft. The three get ready for bed and snuggle up together. Lulu and Ted nod out immediately but sleep doesn't come to Harry. He patiently goes through an impressive repertoire of bedtime rituals from reading a story to running in place to stretching. When he rolls in a ball and unintentionally takes all the blankets, Lulu and Ted wake up. They soothe the restless creature and assure him that "We're here, Harry." The three sit together companionably and quietly, watching the moon through the window. As the elephant dozes off at last, his friends wish him good night and sweet dreams, and curl up around him in bed. Lewis's meticulous illustrations were rendered in colored pencil and pastel, and the vivid, warm textures of the toys are sure to be appreciated by children. The expressive figures are plump and sweet looking, but never saccharine. This is a gentle book with illustrations that hum, and a bedtime story that's as warm as it is irresistible.-Liza Graybill, Worcester Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.