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Jr. Library Guild Selection


[S]teady rhythm, whimsical rhymes, abundant alliteration, and hand-lettered sleep-appropriate sounds to share like "zzzzz" and "snore! snore!" extend the read-aloud experience. A bedtime veggie feast for the eyes and ears.


In OHora’s sweet and funny acrylic art.... The childlike approach, appealing art, and relatable worm character...connect story and audience.

—The Horn Book, Starred Review

[S]nuggled-in vegetables and sweet, lilting text offer an effectively snoozy bedtime rhyme.

—Publishers Weekly

The lilting text lends well to sharing aloud. This artful take on familiar nighttime routines is an enjoyable blend of whimsical, cozy, and sweet.


After a hard day of growing, the vegetables in this urban rooftop garden need to tuck in at night and get their rest! This rhyming bedtime story uses inventive language to make the veggies seem sleepy: children will read about the cuddly cauliflowers and the tuckered-out tomatoes, the droopy pods of peas, the beets that are beat, and the corn covering their ears in order to sleep.

NAEC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

Goodnight, Veggies

by Diana Murray

illustrated by Zach OHora

Clarion Books, March 2020

ISBN-10: 1328866831

ISBN-13: 9781328866837




Every veggie needs their shut-eye in this restful, charming story set in the community garden, illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Zachariah OHora. Perfect for fans of the Llama Llama series.

As the sun begins to set, the tomatoes are tuckered out, the cucumbers are calm, and the beets are simply beat.
But what’s got them all so exhausted?
Celebrate the turning of day to night in this perfect bedtime ritual for plants—and humans—everywhere!

NEW! Bilingual English/Spanish board book edition now available!

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books

  • Bilingual edition (April 12, 2022)

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0358513170

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0358513179

Praise for bilingual edition:

Belongs on every board book shelf.

—School Library Journal

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