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Tell Me about Your Day Today - Mem Fox

Tell Me about Your Day Today

By: Mem Fox, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 4th September 2012
ISBN: 9781416990062
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 4+ years old

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A boy and his favorite stuffed animals share their days with one another in this cozy bedtime picture book from Mem Fox.

There was once a boy who loved bedtime.
What could be more wonderful than sharing bedtime with beloved friends? The little boy in this gentle and fun story loves to talk to his stuffed animals each evening and share with them all the things that happened to him that day-and to hear about their days, too.
From bestselling author Mem Fox and award-winning illustrator Lauren Stinger, here is a celebration of imagination, play, friendship, and coziness certain to touch a chord with young children everywhere.

About the Illustrator

Lauren Stringer was born in Great Falls, Montana, USA. She is an artist and sculptor, and has designed sets and costumes for performance art, dance and theatre. She has illustrated many beautiful books, including Mud, by Mary Lyn Ray, Snow, by Cynthia Ryland, and her own, Winter is the Warmest Season.

Industry Reviews

"A boy loves all the nightly rituals of bedtime, but mostly he loves, after the last good night, sharing the story of the day with his stuffed animal friends Greedy Goose, Blue Horse, and Fat Rabbit.... While the rhythmic and snappy text sets up the action, it's really the art that tells the story. Rich spreads done in acrylics stay grounded in the present, but readers piece the story of the day together through the pictures. Each animal's perspective provides more clues until the boy's own version brings it all together. This warm, bedtime read celebrates the comforts of sharing a story together and a day well spent." --School Library Journal, September 2012 "A little boy loves to cuddle and chat with his stuffed-animal friends at bedtime.... The specifics are told wordlessly and in great detail in Stringer's bright acrylic illustrations with just the right softly fuzzy surroundings. From Goose's encounter with a pink umbrella to Horse's deployment as an emergency picnic site (a blanket thrown over his back makes his rockers a fine tent) to Rabbit's clothespin-pinched bottom, these adventures are charming and easy for little readers to follow.... Fox's use of rhyme and repetition has a flowing cadence that moves briskly along while allowing time to savor the details of the innocent delight of a small child's imagination. A lovely, gentle story for bedtime sharing." --Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2012 * "There once was a boy who loved bedtime," writes Fox (Two Little Monkeys), and within a few pages, it's clear why: when Mommy gives "the last good night" and departs, the boy gets to snuggle up with his beloved toys to discuss their respective days...as much as this book is about being the center of the universe, it's also about letting others hold the stage. A good friend, the final contented huddle tells readers, is also a good listener." --Publishers Weekly, July 16, 2012, *STAR

ISBN: 9781416990062
ISBN-10: 1416990062
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 4th September 2012
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 24.13  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.41

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Mem Fox

About the Author


Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloe, happily ever after.

Mem Fox is Australia's most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children's book ever in Australia, with sales of over three and a half million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah's list of the twenty best children's books of all time.

Mem has written over thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children. Her book Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, was on the New York Times bestseller lists for 16 weeks in 2008/2009.

Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide (Australia), where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996. She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates. She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well-known author in America. She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.

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