Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide– Books for Kids: Good Night, World by Willa Perlman


  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (July 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442401974
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442401976
  • Buy now at Amazon.


    As the sun sets from east to west, this book takes children on a magical round-the-world journey to bid good night to the world’s natural wonders, from plants and animals to mountains, oceans, and wide desert plains. Willa Perlman’s soothing, lyrical text combines with Carolyn Fisher’s sweeping illustrations to paint a vivid picture of everything everywhere going to sleep—including an imaginative little boy.

    My Thoughts:

    I just love this lullaby book by Willa Perlman.  Savannah and I have been reading this book at least once a week, and it still doesn't get old.  We both loves the beautiful and colorful illustrations that go along with story.  I especially love how at the end of the book, a child learns 16 ways to say goodnight in different languages.  Written in rhyme, this easy to read story will have your little one saying "Goodnight" to all the wonders of the world around them.  And, usually by the last page, my daughter is ready to go to bed, or already fast asleep, thanks to this calming nighttime book.

    So, if you are looking for a bedtime book to read to your little one, why not pick up Good Night, World today.  It would also make for a great holiday gift to give your child or grandchild. And, while you are at the bookstore, why not check out WIlla’s other book that both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed, Pocket Kisses.  You can read my review of this book here.

    About the Author:

    Willa's interest in writing books for children has evolved from a 20+ year career in book publishing and intellectual property development including the positions of: President of Hasbro Properties Group, at Hasbro, Inc; President of Golden Books Publishing Group; President & Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children's Books Division; Vice President, Editorial Director of "Willa Perlman Books," an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Division. Willa began her publishing career at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, where she held positions in marketing, publicity, and advertising, launched the children's imprint, "Gulliver Books" and was ultimately named Director of Harcourt's Children's Trade Division.

    Presently, Willa is Managing Partner and founder of Ligature Partners, Inc., a boutique executive search and consulting firm with a practice specialty in publishing, education, and media.

    Pocket Kisses, published by LB Kids/Little Brown in January 2011, is Willa's first book. Her second book, Goodnight, World, illustrated by Carolyn Fischer, will be published in the summer of 2011 by Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster.

    Willa received her B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College where she graduated magna cum laude. She lives in on Providence, RI's East Side with her two sons, Jonathan and Ben, her husband, Amir, and their golden retriever, Josie.

    Don't forget to check out Willa's website.

    Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book from the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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