Good Night (Not Really)
Book One in the Not Really Series

Good Night (Not Really) is the first book in the Not Really series. It features Lisa and Charlie in a humorous counting book with darling friends and a surprise ending! (It’s really a good morning book.) And unlike many counting books, this one helps children learn to count forward as well as backward.

I’d like to give a special shout out to my Ukranian illustrator, Karina. Together, we made words and pictures morph into something special.

What readers are saying . . .

Kirkus: “Evenson’s zany tale packed with creative scenes will aptly introduce youngsters to basic counting skills. The imaginative incidents have kid appeal. A humorous and spirited counting tale for young readers.” Read full review here.

2022 International Book Awards Press Release

5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite: ” . . .a clever and fun way to teach young readers how to count forward and backward . . . The author leads young readers through a series of fun-induced numbering skills that will have them chuckling and wanting to dance around.” Read the full review here.

“My little one’s LOVE this book. My girls giggle every time we get to the part where it isn’t ACTUALLY a good night book but a good morning book!” 

“I’m a dad to four kids and grandpa to two grandkids and I’ve never read a counting backwards book. It’s fun to read out loud, too!” 

Review from Reader Views Kids:Good Night (Not Really): Let’s Count FORWARD and BACKWARD is a quirky, colorful new addition new addition worth checking out. . . The text takes you to fun, unexpected places, while the illustrations are cheerful, warm, and endearing. Unique and humorous adjectives sprinkled throughout the book make reading the book fun and funny.”

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It’s A Terrible Day (Not Really): Let’s Count by Twos! (Book 2 in the Not Really series)

Charlie and Lisa are charming guides, helping children count by twos, forward and backward. And there is a surprise: It’s A Terrible Day (Not Really) is actually about having a great day with the help of friends.

This is the second book in the Not Really Series, gorgeously illustrated picture books that offer a fun and fresh way for children to expand their math skills. The award-winning first book, Good Night (Not Really), teaches children to count forward and backward. Both books include surprise endings.

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