Kiss Good Night, Sam by Amy Hest


Kiss Good Night, Sam by Amy Hest

One dark and stormy night, Mrs Bear is putting Sam to bed. Ready now, Sam? she asks. Oh no, says Sam. I'm waiting. So Mrs Bear reads Sam his favourite book. But he still isn't ready. So Mrs Bear tucks the red blanket around Sam and makes him a nest. But he still isn't ready. And he's not even ready after a glass of warm milk. What can Sam be waiting for? His kiss goodnight of course! This cosy, loving story builds up to a delightful climax that every child will love anticipating and re-enacting with their own parent.


Jeram uses rich, velvety hues to create a warm homely feel, while Hest's words perfectly complement the scene. A perfect bedtime read on wintery nights. Junior

About the Author

Amy Hest

Amy Hest was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She is the author of more than thirty books for young readers including When Jessie Came Across the Sea, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, and Kiss Good Night, Sam, a New York Times bestseller. She is a three-time winner of the Christopher Medal and winner of the Boston Glove-Book Award. She lives in New York. Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. Her most recent picture book was the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham. Helen lives in London, NW2.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

2nd September 2002



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