This rhyming picture book describes the bedtime rituals of various animals, whether it's eating a bedtime snack or brushing one's teeth, and introduces very young readers to numbers and new words. The final spread features a mirror which young children can see themselves in, helping to develop their concept of self. The bedtime theme helps introduce children to the concept of routines, another important aid to learning.Reading the rhyming text helps to familiarise babies with the patterns of speech, and is ideal for helping young children learn to speak and read. Talking and reading go together and this helps a baby to listen. Listening and talking help lay the foundations for language development.Contains 'active' words that encourage children to interact with the book.
Flora Chang received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since 2001, she has been a full-time designer and illustrator of children's products for Hallmark Cards.