About the book
Kiss Dad once. Cuddle Mum twice.
'Goodnight, Mum and Dad.'
It's time to say goodnight -- but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don't seem very sleepy! This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.
About the author
Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia.
Her bestselling picture books include Goodnight, Mice! (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2006 CBC Honour Book Kisses for Daddy (ill. David Legge); and 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (ill. David Legge).
The Raven's Wing, set in Ancient Rome, and The Peony Lantern, set in nineteenth-century Japan, are her first middle grade/YA novels.
About the illustrator
Judy Watson is a Melbourne based illustrator, working part time from her home studio.
Judy was very excited to see her first picture book, Goodnight, Mice! in print, and even more excited when it won the Prime Minister's Literary Award (Children's Fiction) in 2012. Goodnight, Mice! teamed her up with Frances Watts, author of the Extraordinary Ernie & Marvellous Maud series.
Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud was named a Notable Book in the Younger Readers category of the 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
The collaboration of writer and illustrator in this case makes for an almost perfect bedtime book.
Watts’s words sing with rhyme and repetition, making them excellent linguistic tools for small children, while Watson’s impish, affectionate illustrations speak to families from every type of background.