"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)"
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.
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