By far one of the best bedtime books ever written and illustrated. This is a gentle, rhythmic lullaby of a book that soothes and softens the day as we watch mother animals and their babies say goodnight. Jane Dyer's illustrations give a light and a nurturing energy to perfectly accompany the poetic words of Mem Fox. A classic every baby should have. Don't just read this book, croon it. I've heard Mem Fox read for young children and when she does it, she reads the words as though they are a tune. Read the same story over and over and over again with your tune and your baby or toddler will remember the tune beautifully. A great way to begin to teach children to read.