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Thank You and Good Night
by Patrick McDonnell
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2015)
At a Glance
- Wonderful, sweet story
- Beautiful watercolor illustrations
- The ending just makes you smile
- The prose, especially towards the end, is perfect.
- I can’t think of a single one
You know that you’ve struck gold when you don’t want to return a picture book to the library. I kept hold of this one until the last day, and it legitimately saddened me to drop it in the return chute. I now have it on order from Amazon. I do not buy very many books, but I cherish the ones that I do. For me, this is an instant classic.
|Text and illustrations © Patrick McDonnell|
The illustrations, done in pen and watercolor on handmade paper, are beautiful. I consistently enjoy McDonnell’s style and this one doesn’t disappoint.
The story starts out cute enough and gets better as it goes along. Three little friends have a fun time during a sleepover. When it’s time to lay down, they go over all the things they are thankful for during the day. The prose here is beautiful. The ending, which was a happy little twist, filled my heart with unexpected joy. I could read this one every night to my children.