Written & Illustrated by Andrea Beck
A bedtime book that opens children's minds to the wonders of the world around them.
NOW AVAILABLE AS A BOARD BOOK!
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!
Shortlisted for the 2013 Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration
A CBA Bestseller! in it's second hardcover printing!
"From coast to coast, each child from every province is pictured safe and snug in their beds with a backdrop bringing to life plentiful warm and fascinating details from their given provinces in a dream-like way. . . Goodnight, Canada is a wonderful story to share with young children at bedtime and will likely become a favourite of children and parents alike."
Canlit for Little Canadians
“It's unusual to find a sweet, rhyming picture book that can also work as an information book, here about Canada, but you can considerGoodnight, Canada an exemplar of one.”
Quill & Quire
“A bedtime story, geography lesson, and puzzle book all in one . . . gentle and imaginative, [Goodnight, Canada] should be a hit among parents and young children, who will eagerly immerse themselves in this rich portrait of their native land.”