THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman

THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Nibbling ``until the day is done,'' Night laps a drink from the Milky Way, then curls up beside the bed of three children, nearly filling their room. Before dawn, Night slips away ``past bedroom doors'' and is gone, leaving only its paw prints ``in shadows/upon the morning lawn.'' Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1995
ISBN: 0-374-35521-5
Page count: 30pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1995




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