WHERE DOES THE SUN GO AT NIGHT? by Mirra Ginsburg

WHERE DOES THE SUN GO AT NIGHT?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A cheerful question-and-answer charmer, based on an Armenian song and played out (in a child's stead) by a passel of inquisitive barnyard animals. Shrewdly inquisitive, indeed, for the cow, sheep, pig, etc., follow up one query with the logical next: to the answer that the sun goes to his grandma's house at night, that he sleeps in his grandma's bed, they pose the question, ""Who is his grandma?"" And when they've learned that the sun sleeps under ""a woolly cloud,"" they ask, naturally, ""Who tucks him in?"" But by this time, in the imaginative spirit of things, the cow, sheep, pig, etc., are each tucked into a woolly cloud themselves. . . until, come morning, they wake in a flowery meadow. But: ""Who wakes the morning?"" ""The alarm clock."" So: ""Who is the clock?"" We won't tell you the answer (a hint: it rhymes); we'll let you see the animals cringe--eyes closed, ears covered, even as you and me. A winning conceptualization--complete to each creature's cloud-borne dreams.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1981
Publisher: Greenwillow