School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1-When Eli's light burns out in the middle of the night, he takes comfort from other sources of illumination such as clock dials, headlights, and, finally, the stars. Rosenberg creatively addresses the child's fear ("His closet yawned like a dragon's hole-") and gradually soothes with the wonder of a clear, calm night sky. In two spots, the narrative switches to rhymed couplets, brusquely creating a challenging change of tempo for a read-aloud. Deep blues dominate Yardley's palette of pastels to craft realistic scenes while atypical perspectives and full-spread layouts provide pleasurable exploration of details.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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