Children's LiteratureGlowing collages enliven I Love the Night just like a full moon in a dark sky. The richly textured shapes and muted colors of the cut-paper images form the perfect backdrop to a lyrical description of the nocturnal doings of twelve creatures, including fireflies, owls, luna moths, bats and even an octopus rousing from his "deep-sea bed to wander the darkening waters." From the cricket "making moonlight music" to the "wily black-masked raccoon ... paddling and playing," this book will appeal to kids curious about what happens when they go to sleep. With this stunning debut, author/illustrator Dar Hosta establishes herself as a children's artist worth watching. 2003, Brown Dog, Ages 2 to 5.