The Night World

The Night World

Book - 2015
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Sylvie the cat persuades her boy to go into the darkness very late at night. There they are greeted by the shadows of roses and other flowers, and by nocturnal animals who whisper, "It's almost here."
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, ©2015
ISBN: 9780316188227
Branch Call Number: GERSTEI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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This is my favorite picture book of the summer. Just magical! Outstanding illustrations. Highly recommended.
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JCLBeckyC Jan 06, 2016

A boy and his cat creep outside while everyone else in the house is still asleep. Shadowy and magical illustrations capture their anticipation as they await the sunrise and watch as their nocturnal animal friends go to bed.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Aug 02, 2015

This picture book has really gorgeous illustrations of the nighttime world--I flipped through it, and then immediately went back to the beginning to look at each page more carefully, because the detail and lighting and shadows were beautifully done. The accompanying text is lovely, but the illustrations are what really make this one stand out.

ChristchurchLib Jul 27, 2015

"Meow?" When his cat, Sylvie, disturbs the quiet of his bedroom, a sleeping boy awakes. Despite the early morning hour, Sylvie wants to go outside, so the boy follows her through the gray murkiness of his darkened house and out into the yard. There, the boy can see the shadows of animals, all gazing with anticipation at the black, star-speckled sky. What are they waiting for? The answer arrives in the form of a far-off glow, which soon grows into brilliant sunshine, flooding the yard with light and colour. Young readers will be spellbound by this "delightful celebration of night and sunrise" (Kirkus Reviews).
Picture books newsletter July 2015

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