Goodnight World by Debi Gliori

Goodnight World

Written by Debi Gliori
Illustrated by Debi Gliori

3+ readers   Bedtime Reading   Baby and Toddler   
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It’s hard to think of a more perfect bedtime book than Goodnight World. The sun is going down and the world is getting ready to go to sleep. ‘Goodnight’ says the text to trucks and cars and planes, to shadows in the park, to teddies and books, to sparrows, starlings, rooks. The soft, gentle rhyme is an effective lullaby and each page is a glowing scene of different but warm and cosy domesticity and peace. The final page shows a small child tucked up next to mummy, who is clearly expecting a baby. It’s left to the reader to decide who is the narrator, ‘curled around her heart’. ~ Andrea Reece


Goodnight World by Debi Gliori

In a career spanning more than 20 years, the award-winning Debi Gliori has written and illustrated more than 80 books for children of all ages. In Goodnight World she has delivered the perfect rhyming bedtime book.
Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to – ships, animals, plants, toys and, of course, the sun – in this beautifully illustrated rhyming text. A magically rhythmic bedtime book that will calm and comfort children in the evenings.

Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin has been shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award.


Praise for Alfie in the Garden:

The ultimate book to share with ages three and upwards - Irish Examiner

Helping in the garden could not be more fun than when it is with Alfie - Practical Pre-school

A lovely story made even more charming by the exquisite illustrations - Creative Steps

Debi Gliori at her best. Perfect Books for Keeps

Praise for Dragon Loves Penguin:

Debi Gliori is an experienced and award-winning author, and her ability to write an engaging and well crafted story shines through - Muff and Teacake

This book sings with love - The Little Wooden Horse

It is simply delightful, utterly heart-warming and brimful of hope Library Mice

About the Author

Debi Gliori

Debi started writing children's books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh from 1979 to 1984. She received a travelling scholarship award to go to Milan, and worked as a freelance from 1984 onwards. She lives and works in Scotland, and her studio is situated in a thirteenth-century herb garden. She now has four children and her book No Matter What is dedicated to them. Debi Gliori is the author/illustrator of many books for children including Mr Bear, the winner of a Children's Book Award.

DEBI GLIORI is the award-winning author and illustrator of many Bloomsbury picture books including the Alfie series, The Trouble with Dragons, Dragon Love Penguin and the bestselling No Matter What. She has sold more than half a million books in the UK alone.

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Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd November 2016




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