Mama Don't Go Out Tonight by Sally Gardner

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"Mama, Mama, don't go out tonight!" says one little girl as her mother gets ready for a fancy-dress ball. But Mama reassures her that nighttime is grown-up time and Daisy will be over to babysit.

With ingenious design and illustrations that dance off the page, the reader watches Daisy and the little girl create their own fun with dress-up clothes and books, while, at the same time, Mama steps and twirls in her fancy dress. A goodnight kiss when Mama returns home is the perfect ending to this sweet, reassuring story.

About Sally Gardner

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Sally Gardner is the author and illustrator of a number of charming books for children including The Book of Princesses and The Fairy Tale Catalogue. She lives in England.
Published November 9, 2002 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A child frets about her mother leaving for the evening in this quirky, appealing tale.

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Once Mama arrives at her fancy dress ball (where a tuxedoed date awaits), the spreads are split horizontally by festive ribbons, and readers can follow both Mama's grown-up fun and the girl's pretend play with her baby-sitter.

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