Night lights

by Gal, Susan.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 15 copies
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Summary
The night is full of lights in this warm bedtime story.

Susan Gal tells the story of a child's evening routine through all the different kinds of lights that shine in the night. From the porch light by the front door, to the firelight (and firefly light!) of a backyard cookout, and the candles on a cake, everything seems to glow in this warm and cozy book. When the lightning of a sudden summer storm sends the action inside, there is light there too--a bedside light to read by, a flashlight to make shadows with, a night-light to keep you company, and the moonlight for sweet dreams.

This reassuring reflection of a child's world makes a wonderful bedtime story, and would be sure to soothe any lingering fears of the dark. A warm, friendly, shining debut from a very talented new author-illustrator.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A young girl, a woman (presumably her mother), and their dog go through their evening activities as night falls: arriving home, cooking out in the backyard, reading before bed, brushing teeth, and finally going to sleep. Throughout their routine, an array of lights shine bright to accompany them: a street light, porch light, reading light, night light, and, finally, moonlight and starlight. The litany closes with a comforting good night. The names of the lights are the only text; it's up to the appropriately dark illustrations to show the action. This snapshot of one calm evening spent among human and canine friends is appealing; what child wouldn't enjoy grilling on the back porch, playing with a beloved dog, reading before bed, and sleeping in a cozy bed with beautiful moonlight just outside the window? This debut picture book will send young ones off to sleep gently, and may also inspire a new before-bed game: counting and naming lights.--Foote, Diane Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gal's cozy, spare debut plainly identifies sources of nighttime illumination as enjoyed by a curly-haired girl and her mother who live in the outskirts of a city. Together, they ride their bikes home by "streetlight," their excited puppy jumping up to greet them under a beam of "porch light." After roasting sausages over a backyard grill, mother and daughter celebrate the dog's birthday with a candlelit cake and play outside as fireflies surround the girl's smiling face with an orange glow. Inside their home, a collage of patterns pair with chalky designs to soporific effect. Before falling asleep under a beam of "moonlight," the girl forms shadow puppets on the wall, and her dog barks at a band of nocturnal animals snacking on a bag of marshmallows under the glare of a "spotlight." Gal's muted nightscapes emphasize the unique qualities of each kind of light shown, from the fireflies' eerie green glow to the comfort of a reading light. With intimate details and a tender vitality, this bedtime book may assuage some nighttime fears. Ages 3-6. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Night -- Fiction.
Light -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm
ISBN 9780375858628 (trade)
0375858628 (trade)
9780375958625 (lib. bdg.)
0375958622 (lib. bdg.)
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