Susan Gal tells the story of a child’s evening routine through all the different kinds of lights that shine in the night. From the porch light by the front door, to the firelight (and firefly light!) of a backyard cookout, and the candles on a cake, everything seems to glow in this warm and cozy book. When the lightning of a sudden summer storm sends the action inside, there is light there too—a bedside light to read by, a flashlight to make shadows with, a night-light to keep you company, and the moonlight for sweet dreams.
This reassuring reflection of a child’s world makes a wonderful bedtime story, and would be sure to soothe any lingering fears of the dark. A warm, friendly, shining debut from a very talented new author-illustrator.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
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What People are Saying About This
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2009:
"Gal cleverly weaves these intimate moments together to create a seamless bedtime story."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2009:
"Young children will enjoy poring over the rich details in the cozy charcoal and digital collage spreads as they learn to read the simple text"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderfully simple, gorgeous book. Just different variations on lights at night (moonlight, porch light, flash light). I wish my room looked like the little girls room with all the awesome patterns.
Sparely worded and lushly illustrated, this children's story references influential children's books like those by Keats in its "atmospheric collage work," as noted in a Kirkus review, and a Harry-like dancing pup. Digital collage and charcoal create a unique habitat for these engaging characters.
"When the sun goes down, all the bright lights of the night begin to shine." From firelights to flashlights,Susan Gal has captured all the different kinds of lights you may happen to see during the night.