Project Description


Order the book
28 September 2021
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781922400765
Hardback,  32 pages
250 x 280 mm
Picture Book

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Goodnight, Toes

by Justine Adams and illustrated by Camille Manley

It’s time to rest your head down on your soft, marshmallow pillow, relax along your long, comfy bed and snuggle in tight under your doona. Then we say …
Goodnight toes, thanks for all the wiggling.
Goodnight bum, thanks for giving me somewhere comfy to sit.
Goodnight arms, thanks for giving big, loving hugs.

A warm and dreamy book perfect for winding down before bed, Goodnight, Toes is a gentle meditation on all the wonderful things our bodies and minds can do.

About the Author

Justine spent her formative years amidst an endless supply of books, owing to a childhood spent in her mum’s beautiful bookshop in Gippsland, Victoria. Unsurprisingly, the children’s section became her haven, and right into adulthood a beautiful picture book has never failed to soothe her soul.

Justine found a unique way to blend her love of children’s books with her career as a physiotherapist: she performs consultations accompanied by carefully chosen books, knowing the power of books to reassure and calm her patients.

This approach is also infused in her work as an author. Justine creates stories that help children to understand and participate in their own healthcare experience.

She lives in west Melbourne with her husband and her two sons, whose capacity for wonder, magic and invention immerses her in glorious narratives everyday.

About the Illustrator

Camille Manley is a multidisciplinary artist, specialising in illustration, murals, visual art and design.

She is currently based on Yugambeh land on the Gold Coast, where she probably drinks too much coffee and spends more time at the beach than she should.

Camille focuses on illustration and painting following twelve years working in the creative industries across graphic design and branding. She works both traditionally and digitally, blurring the boundaries between illustration and contemporary acrylic techniques.

She loves exploring colour, depth and texture to delight, inspire and challenge broad audiences.

Photo credit: Maleika Halpin