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  • Published: 22 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143505402
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99
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It's Bedtime, William


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Another gorgeous picture book from the highly acclaimed writer of award-winning Annie's Chair.

Every night, William thinks up reasons why he shouldn't go to bed.

One evening there is a very BIG reason – someone has come to visit William.

Will his parents believe him?

Does William ever get to sleep?

This delightful story about that tricky time at the end of every young family's day is guaranteed to make both child and parent smile!

'Keep producing books, Deborah; they just get better and better!' Magpies

  • Pub date: 22 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780143505402
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Deborah Niland

Deborah Niland has been drawing and painting all her life. She has painted for art exhibitions and galleries, and illustrated for newspapers and magazines. Most of all, she has built a successful career illustrating children's books.

Some well-known and popular titles include Mulga Bill's Bicycle, When The Wind Changed and There's a Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake and Chatterbox.

Deborah now enjoys writing and illustrating her own stories. She has had great success with Annie's Chair. This picture book, first published in 2005, has won many awards, including the 2006 Children's Book of the Year- Early Childhood, and several Children's Choice awards. Annie to the Rescue, a follow-up tale of the intrepid little girl, was published in 2007.

Now that her own children have grown up, Deborah has enjoyed spending time widening her knowledge of different illustration techniques, both traditional and digital. Other interests include doodling, fine art painting, photography, and playing with the grandchildren.

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