Penguin Books Australia, 2000
It’s a wet day, so Andy and Annie have to play inside. But they’re making too much noise. Can they find a game that won’t wake the baby? Illustrated by Andrew McLean.
Winner of the CBC Book of the Year Award, 2001 (Early Childhood), and the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s literature.
‘Has all the lightness and charm necessary for a good picture book. Jinks is a fine writer, with an unforced and uncluttered style . . . ‘
The Sydney Morning Herald
‘A wonderful, gentle book, perfectly attuned to its young readership.’
‘It’s about time someone tackled what really happens when it’s baby’s sleeptime . . . The fun for the young reader is in the comical twist.’
Australian & New Zealand Family Magazine
‘There is a wonderful sense of patterning in the skilful use of sound and repetitive text which reflects the rhythmic swing of the morning’s activities. The conclusion is perfectly balanced and complemented by a glorious final illustration which contributes to the final sense of wellbeing. This is a perfect Early Childhood book to entertain and be shared by an adult and child.’