When the World is Ready for Bed by Gillian Shields


When the World is Ready for Bed by Gillian Shields

A family of rabbits go through their end-of-day routine, from having their tea to brushing their teeth, sharing a story and being tucked up in bed, until they peek out of the window and see something that's a change from their usual routine in this classic picture book. With delectable art and warm, lyrical text, this is a thoroughly modern picture book with strong echoes of books such as The Velveteen Rabbit and the works of Beatrix Potter.


Charm and simplicity ... this stands out among the ranks of going-to-bed books The Bookseller [A] bedtime story with masses of charm Nursery Industry A wonderful tale with masses of charm ... This book is perfect for quieting the littlest listeners Aldershot News and Mail What better way to make your little darling nod off than to read a lilting story about sleepy-time rituals while she gazes at the soft, warm pictures? Junior

About the Author

Gillian Shields

Gillian Shields was born and brought up in Yorkshire. As she grew up, she had two passions; books and theatre. Gillian’s love of books led her to read English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After university she studied acting in London, and then worked in a drama school for several years, becoming Vice-Principal.

Having children gave Gillian an excuse to carry on reading children’s books, as well as motivation to write them. She has a young son and a grown-up daughter, and is married to Brian, who works for the International Herald Tribune.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Publication date

4th July 2011



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