Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Pick of the Week: Not Last Night But The Night Before
Not Last Night But the Night Before by Colin McNaughton, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark (Candlewick, 2009)
A surprised little boy is visited by a cast of nursery rhyme characters in his home. Everyone from the Man in the Moon to Little Bo Peep to Goldilocks visits him. Each character comes rushing through the door with a present in hand, in this book of rhyming text and soft pencil illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.The little boy receives a gift at the end of the book - a chorus of childhood characters singing, "Happy Birthday to you,/Squashed tomatoes and stew,/Bread and butter in the gutter,/Happy birthday to you!"