School Library Journal
"Children will be eager to attend this magical slumber party."

Publisher's Weekly
"Allyn’s digitally created illustrations have the warmth of acrylic paintings, and she gives her ethnically diverse young cast round faces, gleaming eyes, and fuzzy heads of hair. The atmosphere is definitely slumber party cozy, especially after the children settle down to hear Mother Goose read stories from her 'famous book.'" 

 "Youngsters will enjoy these familiar characters freed from their traditional settings." 

The Children's Nook
"You are not going to want to miss this bedtime story."

San Diego Book Review
"With well-written rhymes, delightful pictures, and all kinds of favorite characters, this book will quickly become a bedtime favorite."

Mile High Reading
"The illustrations by Virginia Allyn add a new dimension to the text. Created digitally on a Mac, they give the story the warm sense you would expect from a Mother Goose book coupled with a bedtime story."

YA and Kids Books Central
"Mother Goose’s Pajama Party by Danna Smith is the perfect blend of nostalgic nursery rhymes and modern youth." 

Curled up with a Good Kid's Book /Tanya Boudreau
"Every child should have a variety of nursery rhyme books in their library, and I wouldn’t hesitate to include this one."  

Awards and Honors

Scholastic Book Fair selection
Baby Buzz pick
Amazon's Best Books of the Month selection
Nominee for the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy 2016 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominee 

Mother Goose's Pajama Party
by Danna Smith
illustrated by Virginia Allyn
Doubleday Books 
AGES 3-7
ISBN 10: 0553497561
ISBN 13: 978-0553497564

Mother Goose's Pajama Party


"Star light, star bright,

come to story time tonight."

You're invited to a magical slumber party with all your nursery rhyme friends! Join Little Bo-Peep, Georgie Porgie, Miss Muffit, the cow that jumped over the moon, and all their pals as they march merrily toward Mother Goose's house for a cozy slumber party full of stories.  And after they are all tucked in continue to the back of the book and find a section with your favorite nursery rhymes.​

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