GOODNIGHT, MICE! wins the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction

HarperCollins is thrilled to announce that GOODNIGHT, MICE! by Frances Watts and Judy Watson has won the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction!

GOODNIGHT, MICE! has been called ‘the perfect bedtime book’, a story  in rhyming verse about the antics of four cheeky mice as they prepare for bed.

Told at a ‘cleverly thought-out pace’, it’s a book filled with warmth and family love.

Frances Watts’ rich, poetic text is ‘utterly flawless’ and Judy Watson’s endearing illustrations are ‘fun, funny and rewarding upon further visits’.

Huge congratulations to the very talented Frances Watts and Judy Watson!


ISBN: 9780733324215

RRP: $24.99

Praise for GOODNIGHT, MICE!:

‘the perfect bedtime book … told at a cleverly thought-out pace that should ensure a yawn before the final page … Illustrator Judy Watson’s detailed expressions on the four mouslings are fun, funny and rewarding upon further visits’  –COURIER-MAIL

‘an ideal bedtime read for parents keen on winding things down for the sleepy train. Squeak!’  –KIDS-BOOKREVIEW.COM

‘a story filled with warmth and family love … This is sure to become a book young children and parents will be happy to read again and again’ –AUSSIEREVIEWS.COM

‘utterly flawless use of rich and poetic language … a bedtime story to read aloud with gusto, to delight in and to savour. Very highly recommended’ –SYDNEY’S CHILD

‘this is a charming, funny and reassuring story for littlies to follow the going-to-bed ritual … Recommended’ –MAGPIES

‘Watts knows how to break up a story’s rhythm by using a refrain, making a story which will be read again and again. Watson’s mice are individuals and the many untold stories in the pictures will be pored over by avid three and four-year-old listeners.’ –WEST AUSTRALIAN

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