Monday, November 16, 2015

The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang, Delphine Bodet

This is a haunting story.  It's about the children of the day and the children of the night.  I was afraid of the dark, so it probably wouldn't have been a good book for me.  The story isn't scary and Ms. Bodet's illustrations are frame worthy.

Annick Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check for a copy at your local bookstore.

This book reminds children to go home when darkness is coming.  I liked the fact that there are children of different colors and cultures represented.

When the night children venture out they are like shadows and they steal slices from the moon, knock the leaves down from trees and do other mischievous activities.  When the child wakes up and ventures out, he wonders if they were really there or only part of his imagination.  He wanders about in the sunshiny day and greets the morning as an old friend.

The night children wear silly hats.  Does your child own one?  They might want to wear it to bed and be a night child... 

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