Meg Goes to Bed, Paperback

Meg Goes to Bed Paperback

Illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

Part of the Meg and Mog series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The bestselling MEG and MOG stories have been casting a unique spell for more than thirty-five years.

They are perfect for sharing or reading alone and children love exploring the colours, sounds and shapes. "Meg Goes to Bed" is the latest of the iconic MEG and MOG picture books that continue to delight children up to the age of 3 with the brightly coloured and spellbinding antics of Meg the witch, Mog her cat and Owl.

Mog and Owl are hungry, so Meg makes a spell. It goes wrong and they all go to bed without any supper, but Mog and Owl are still hungry...Praise for "Meg Goes to Bed": "Bold and irresistible". ("Guardian"). "Dazzling, graphic artwork and simple, quirky stories". ("Financial Times"). "Meg and Mog are the perfect couple". ("Times Literary Supplement"). Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski have worked together for over forty years, first at the BBC and then on the MEG and MOG books.

Jan Pienkowski is a celebrated author of children's books, he has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's "The Kingdom Under the Sea" and "Haunted House".

Want more MEG and MOG?The complete series of MEG and MOG books, including "Meg and Mog", "Meg's Eggs, Meg on the Moon", "Mog in the Fog" and the pop-up book "Meg and Mog Play Hide and Seek", is available from Puffin.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780141331232


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Meg makes a mess as usual in this nineteenth addition to author Helen Nicoll and illustrator Jan Pienkowski's series of picture-books devoted to her witchy doings. When she arrives home with Mog and Owl one night, her use of magic to make dinner - <i>"The hair of a Yeti / Add some confetti / ABRACADABRA / Turn into spaghetti"</i> - leads to inevitable disaster, as they resultant 'meal' wriggles out the door. The exhausted Meg goes to bed, but Mog and Owl are too hungry to sleep, and set out to catch a meal of their own. After some initial difficulties, they succeed, and the following morning's pancakes have some tasty rodent additions...The Meg and Mog series - really, it should be the Meg and Mog and Owl series - is always entertaining, pairing vibrantly colourful and graphically creative illustrations with a simple and humorous story, told through both the main narrative and numerous speech bubbles and sound-words. The latter was particularly striking in <u>Meg Goes to Bed</u>, as Mog pursues a mouse with a big POUNCE, and Owl gives chase with a huge SWOOP, leading to a gigantic CRASH! Younger children will enjoy both the visuals and the story - hopefully read aloud with lots of drama! - here. Recommended to fans of Meg and Mog, and to anyone looking for good witchy read-alouds for the kindergarten set.

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