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Comics & Graphic NovelsFormat:
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About the Book
In this tender, funny tale for early readers from internationally renowned cartoonist Liniers, a stuffed animal named Planet kisses his sleeping human on the cheek before heading out to explore the world. 6 x 9.
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2017
New York Times Best Bedtime Stories of 2019 When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play! After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, this little girl is wornout, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started. Planet befriends a dog, gobbles a cookie, and takes a leap into the unknown. This tender, gorgeous tale by the internationally renowned cartoonist Liniers will reveal to early readers the wonders that exist at night, in secret, after they close their eyes.
Liniers's US debut, The Big Wet Balloon, was selected as one of Parents Magazine's top ten, and his follow up, Written and Drawn by Henrietta, was named one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. Liniers is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he now lives in Vermont as the artist-in-residence at the Center for Cartoon Studies with his wife and three young daughters. They have fallen in love with the New England landscape, the house they live in, the night sky, and the family's new puppy, Elliot, all of which figure prominently in this book.
Review Quotes WINNER 2018 Eisner Award for Best Early Reader New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2017 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best List 2017 A Junior Library Guild Selection
A beautiful, original work for one-on-one or independent reading, and an excellent bedtime tale. - School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
There are plenty of stories about what toys get up to at night, but this quiet, masterfully executed comic is particularly enchanting. - Booklist STARRED REVIEW
Liniers continues his run of clever comics for kids, with a fun adventure and panels full of easy-to-follow action. Delightful. - Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
A fast-moving, richly imagined story that loses nothing in repeated readings. A fable about a stuffed animal that comes to life risks being a tedious cliché, but in Liniers' skillful hands, Good Night, Planet is anything but. - The New York Times
One of The New York Times
Book Review's recommended books of the week (November 27, 2017)
Liniers' thin, sketchy ink lines are complemented by a beautiful watercolor palette that adds depth and mass to his forms, in addition to his masterful use of crosshatching (especially during nighttime scenes). - Horn Book Magazine
The panel sequences are alternately poignant and funny, and there's quiet wisdom, too. - Publishers Weekly
A beautifully illustrated take on the classic idea of a child's beloved stuffed animal coming alive at night. - Comics Worth Reading