AT THE STROKE OF GOODNIGHT

WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY CLAY RICE

FAMILIUS PUBLISHING

Reminiscent of Susan Marie Swanson’s The House in the Night, world-renowned paper-cut artist Clay Rice weaves a poetic scene of what happens around a small farmhouse as night falls.

A dreaming dog. A purring cat. A bird on a limb. A mouse on a mat. The evening glows in the twilight. And all falls quiet on the stroke of goodnight.

A baby coos; a mommy sighs. Little ones tucked in, with dreams in their eyes. A gentle hand turns out the light. And all is quiet on the stroke of goodnight.

A perfect bedtime story that gently and beautifully depicts a busy world settling in for a warm night’s sleep.

A lyrical poem fit for any bedtime ritual… The story should also find a place of honor in pajama storytimes in schools, preschools, and libraries. Simply sublime.

— Kirkus Review

Ideally suited to bedtime readings, this rhyming story is a delightful addition to bedtime reading for fans of older style literature brought into a modern light.

— School Library Journal

Rice’s rhythmic lullaby is calming and mild, suited well to a bedtime wind-down.

— Publishers Weekly