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Night-Night, Little Pookie (2009): …in a Poke

Sandra Boynton, Night-Night, Little Pookie (Robin Corey Books, 2009)

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Sleeping with Pigs. (That’s actually the title of a Jay McInerney novella.)

Sandra Boynton’s books are usually gold, but every once in a while a little extra magic happens. I can never quite put my finger on what it is that makes Book A work better than Book B, but like the man said, I know it when I see it. Night-Night, Little Pookie­ is it. The last two pages of this book are exactly the kind of magic Boynton weaves in her best moments. Good stuff indeed. ****

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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