Bedtime stories are a treasured ritual for parents and children everywhere – and not just because they’re the best recipe invented for a good night’s sleep.
Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the much-loved team behind Where is the Green Sheep? have reunited for the ultimate bedtime story. In Good Night, Sleep Tight, a brother and sister listen to classic rhymes told by their babysitter, drifting off to a land where little piggies go to market and old men bump their heads.
Bring your little ones, aged anywhere from small babies to six year-olds and join us for a pyjama party launch, complete with hot chocolate, marshmallows and your favourite author and illustrator. And at the end, you can go wee-wee-wee all the way home …
Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant.
Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer. Her work has appeared in the Age, the Australian and the Canberra Times, and her pointy noised characters can be found on fridges and toilet doors all over the world.
Eight collections of her cartoons have been published. Random Life will be her ninth. Judy also creates children’s picture books – both on her own and in collaboration with Mem Fox. Together, Mem and Judy created the bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? an instant children’s classic. Last year, they released their fourth book together, Ducks Away.