EVERY SINGLE NIGHT by Dominique Demers

EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

A glass of milk, pajamas, a toothbrush, a bath—all are part of Simon’s bedtime ritual, but it’s not until his father comes into the room to begin putting the world to sleep that he can finally rest. He begins with the plains and jungles of Africa, and then moves to the deep Caribbean Sea. Saying goodnight to the caribou, wandering the tundra and then to the geese of the Americas, Simon’s father begins pulling up the covers an inch at a time. After asking the fairies to watch over the world, he pulls the covers all the way up to Simon’s chin. Illustrations rendered almost entirely in the darkest shades of red, black and grey seem more to overwhelm the story with their darkness than suggest the richness of night. Unfortunate choices of layouts and an odd color palette distract so much from the story that the unique tale is almost completely obscured. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-88899-699-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Groundwood
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2006




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