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  • Published: 21 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781984836687
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $13.99

Playtime?


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* “Multiple readings are sure to be demanded before bedtime finally comes.”—Booklist, starred review



In his companion to Look! Jeff Mack delivers a two-word ode to the struggles of bedtime, now in board book for the littlest readers who just won’t go to bed!

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? But his friend the boy thinks enough is enough; no more fun and games. It’s not Playtime—It’s Bedtime! So off go the lights and the gorilla goes…

Well, definitely not to sleep. Until a little reverse psychology proves that even the most playful among us grows tired.

In his companion to Look! Jeff Mack once again shows off his clever ability to tell a story using only two words: playtime and bedtime Simple yet richly creative and bursting with childlike humor, Playtime? is a sweet and timeless story about a child’s (or gorilla’s) excited reluctance to go to bed, now in board book!

  • Pub date: 21 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781984836687
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $13.99

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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