Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689855702, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Who will win at this adorable game of hide and squeak? Only time will tail...tell.
C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the "New York Times "bestselling "Mousetronaut "by astronaut Mark Kelly, the Texas Bluebonnet winner "Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy", written by Phil Bildner, and the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" and "Micawber", both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design, where he is the chair of the Illustration Department. Payne lives with his wife and children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him online at CFPayne.com.
Deft, bouncing rhyme accompanies vibrant illustrations full of energy and charm in this lively twist on a going-to-bed book. . . . A satisfying good-night book and a celebration of the relationship between father and child, this is hard to resist, particularly because of the joyful depictions of the frolicking mice. . . . A great choice for reluctant sleepers. - KIRKUS, December 15, 2010
"Warm, funny, and playful, this rhyming story is just right for sharing with toddlers at bedtime or for acting
out all day long."
BOOKLIST, January 1, 2011
Beautifully rendered illustrations in pen and ink, colored pencils, and acrylics are shown on a variety of spreads, single pages, and small vignettes. . . . When the father exultantly lifts his child up for a kiss and hug, both mice exhibit much joy at being together again. As baby is tucked in for the night, the two exchange a mutually loving look, reinforcing the strong bond they share.–Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
- SLJ February 2011
Winsome and speedy, this book is an easy reread. - Chicago Tribune, February 5, 2011