"Whether or not audiences catch the kidproxy echoes in the dog’s resistance to bedtime, they’ll be enchanted by the pooch’s dozy meanderings and eventual sleepy example."
—Bulletin, starred review
"Ray’s pleasing text recreates the dog’s experiences without a wasted word. The illustrations expand the narrative and express its tone visually...A satisfying picture book that’s just right for bedtime reading."
"This snuggly bedtime story shows the dog’s girl going happily and quickly to sleep while he pads restlessly about the house, creating a potentially empowering contrast for human bedtime resisters."
—School Library Journal
* "The pace of the page turns gently slows down as this good dog heads to his dreams. Goodnight, Good Dog. Sure to be shelved next to Goodnight, Moon. It deserves that rarefied spot."
—Kirkus, starred review
* "Ray...again proves herself a gifted writer, capable of highly distilled poetic prose that's beautifully accessible and allusive. Malone's bright acrylics, simple shapes, and minimalist detailing...are a terriffic match; her canine hero is endearingly eager."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This effective bedtime story reminds kids that fun will be had again when they wake—but first comes sleep."