It is Night

It is Night

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Acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek reimagines this timeless classic about bedtime in luminous, gorgeous art. This is a book that belongs on every child's nightstand along with Goodnight Moon and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. A little girl says good-night and finds the perfect beds for each and every animal, for dolls big and small, and even for a railroad train. The elephant belongs in the jungle, the dog belongs in the doghouse, and the train belongs on its tracks, of course-but wait! In a gentle surprise ending, no matter where their beds should be, each animal or object is a toy. And so they all belong tucked into bed with the little girl because she loves them all. Laura Dronzek's cozy, sumptuous illustrations are the perfect complement to Phyllis Rowand's timeless text. This is a book that will find its place beside-or in!-every young reader's bed.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 238.76 x 287.02 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Greenwillow Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • chiefly Illustrations (colour)
  • 0062250248
  • 9780062250247
  • 1,747,896

Review quote

"Beginning with the soft glow of a moonlit house and the soft buttery tone of the facing page, this charming bedtime story sways with a gentle rhythm both aural and visual... Luminous." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Back cover copy

It is night.

A bear, rooster, rabbit, duck, cat, seal, dog, and elephant--and so many others, too--are looking for a place to sleep. They are each hoping for a place that is just right. Where should they go? Please turn the pages and tuck them in yourself!
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About Phyllis Rowand

Phyllis Rowand was the author and illustrator of several books for children, including Bears, George, and the first edition of It Is Night (originally published in 1953); as well as the illustrator of books by other authors, including The Growing Story, by Ruth Krauss. She lived with her family in Rowayton, Connecticut, where she had a circle of close friends that included Ruth Krauss, Dave "Crockett" Johnson, Gabor Peterdi, Leona Pierce and Antonio Frasconi, George Annand, and Paul Marinsky. Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; the acclaimed Birds, by Kevin Henkes; and White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Rating details

179 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 4% (8)
4 25% (44)
3 46% (83)
2 21% (38)
1 3% (6)
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