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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143796732
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $29.99

The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories


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Cuddle up, snuggle in and let your imagination roam.

Who’s ready for a story? Gather your favourite toy, your fluffiest pillow and cosiest blanket and settle in for bedtime with this collection of classic picture books for young children. There is something to delight everyone in these eight stories by much-loved Australian authors and illustrators.

The classic books included are:

Bed Tails
by Meredith Costain and Mitch Vane

Sophie's Big Bed
by Tina Burke

Baby Tawnies by Judy Paulson

It's Bedtime, William! by Deborah Niland

One Very Tired Wombat by Renee Treml

A Bear and a Tree by Stephen Michael King

Jesse by Tim Winton and Maureen Prichard

Come Down, Cat by Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143796732
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $29.99

Praise for The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories

“Eight of Australia’s best-loved picture books from some of our best and brightest authors and illustrators are beautifully presented in this hardcover omnibus. Whether as a read-aloud for snuggling up on these wintery days and nights or for the newly independent reader this will be the ideal choice to inspire imagination and a love of stories . . . Be prepared for many cries of ‘read it again!’ from your chosen audience.”

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

“With stories first published as early as 1989 (Jesse by Tim Winton), these classics will be treasured across generations and I think the compilation will appeal to grandparents . . . For a cosy, tried and tested formula from Puffin Books, readers will find this a safe buy to gift and share for many favourite ends of the day.”

Liz Anelli, Reading Time