Goodnight, Canada

Goodnight, Canada

Book - 2012
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A bedtime book that opens children's minds to the wonders of the world around them.

Award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Andrea Beck has created a unique gift for parents as they wind their little ones down for bedtime. Goodnight, Canada inspires a sense of community, as a child who lives in Newfoundland lies in bed wondering about other children in his country and the world at large. He quietly bids a goodnight to them all, and to Canada itself, province by province, territory by territory.

The colourful art decorating each page celebrates the diversity of Canada's people and key features of each province - from the quiet wheat fields of Saskatchewan to a fisherman's wharf in Nova Scotia. So many details brighten each page, bringing Canada to life and creating a picture book children will want to go back to again and again!

Publisher: Toronto : North Winds Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781443107822
Characteristics: [32] pages :,color illustrations ;,24 cm.


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ksoles Mar 04, 2014

A bedtime story, geography lesson and puzzle all in one, "Goodnight, Canada" forms a rich portrait of our native land. Andrea Beck transports young ones across the country, inviting them to bid goodnight to every province and territory. Each gets its own two-page spread filled with beautiful illustrations depicting a child going to bed surrounded by landmarks and symbols unique to his/her home.

In Newfoundland, a little girl wearing an oilskin jacket prepares for slumber in a fishing boat; in Prince Edward Island, a boy sleeps under a quilt of patchwork potato farms while a bear dressed as Anne of Green Gables cross the Confederation Bridge from the far shore. In each whimsical spread, the reader can spot the provincial or territorial flag and, at the end of the book, the children from each location wave goodnight together on a single page.

A gentle and imaginative book for 2-6 year olds that imparts knowledge without becoming didactic.

Oct 16, 2012

Beautiful bedtime story taking you on a cross country trip as you say goodnight to each province and territory. Great for introducing and discussing the different parts of Canada.

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