The Night Box

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It is coming to the end of the day. Birds stop singing and fold away their wings. A little boy, Max, who has a key on a sting, watches the yellow light soften. Max’s mother calls him in. It’s bedtime. Nighttime creatures peek out, waiting for the light to go. Max gets ready for bed, and Mother kisses him and his bear goodnight. Among Max’s toys is a blue box — the Night Box is waiting. Max fits his key into the box and opens it. Night flies out and fills the air as Day slips in, tired and ready to rest. Night creatures are out and about until it is time for Max to let Day come out again.

This is a most unusual picture book. It has a sophistication about it that isn’t usually found in this genre. The writing by Louise Greig is lovely and lyrical. The story is sweet and will definitely lull little ones toward sleep. The illustrations by Ashling Lindsay match the text well, with quiet colors and no harsh edges to anything. The type on the dark, nighttime pages is hard to read, but other than that, this is a great sleepy-time book.

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Author Louise Greig • Ashling Lindsay, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Clarion Books
Publish Date 2018-Sep-25
ISBN 9781328850935
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Issue October 2018
Category Children's


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