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  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780399175985
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99
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Cleverly using only two words - playtime and bedtime - and an abundance of clever, giggle-inducing artwork, Jeff Mack delivers a whimsical battle of wills about stubborn reluctance to go to bed. Your own little gorilla will find it irresistible.

Bedtime can be a challenge for the best of us. But when you’re a fun-loving, overactive pet gorilla, bedtime is downright hard. Who would want to go to sleep when Playtime is so much more fun?

Certainly not this gorilla!

Cleverly using only two words - playtime and bedtime - and an abundance of clever, giggle-inducing artwork, Jeff Mack delivers a whimsical battle of wills about stubborn reluctance to go to bed. Your own little gorilla will find it irresistible.

  • Pub date: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780399175985
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack studied hard, practised much and illustrated many books written by other authors. Even though at first his own books weren't published, now he has a lovely backlist of titles to be proud of. His most recent picture book (published in the USA) was Duck in the Fridge and he has also written several chapter books for young and middle readers.

Jeff lives in Western Massachusetts where he continues to write and illustrate books, paint murals and visit schools and libraries to talk about his work.

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Praise for Playtime

“Young readers will enjoy watching a child take on the role of a parent, and sharing this book will be a delight for all. Multiple readings are sure to be demanded before bedtime finally comes”

Booklist, starred review

“The gorilla’s naughty, sneaky smile is a thing of beauty. Just try saving this book for evening! Both younger and older readers will be looking and laughing throughout the day”

School Library Journal

“A pleasant and action-filled going-to-sleep book, this selection may prove the perfect antidote for a sleepless night. A simple, fun-filled goodnight book”

Kirkus Reviews


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