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Soothing bedtime reading, this reassuring and magical evocation of nighttime encourages imaginative exploration and marks the debut of a talented poet and illustrator picture-book pair.
When a little boy opens the Night Box, darkness swoops out, a fox uncurls, and a thousand stars sparkle and shine. Night flows freely then, cavorting and exploring, caring for all its creatures until morning comes, and it’s time for Night to rest again.
With its soothing cadences and air of quiet wonder, The Night Box is sure to charm any sleepy listener who wonders what happens between sunset and sunrise.
About the Author
Louise Greig is a poet and children’s book author who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. Follow her on Twitter @smokysmum.
Ashling Lindsay is an illustrator and animation director from Belfast. Visit her online at ashlinglindsay.co.uk and on Twitter @AshlingLindsay.
"Evocative, simple, and reassuring."--Kirkus, STARRED review
"Though the beautiful imagery in both the words and pictures invites readers to contemplate the miraculous in every day, this is much more than a poetic meditation: it’s a full, luminous, reassuring story, and at its center is a child who is both profoundly powerful and deeply cared for."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"The text’s repetitive, quiet tone fits the nighttime theme and contributes to the sense of safety and security, while sweeping illustrations filled with color and shadow bring the quotidian shift to life."--Booklist
"Lindsay’s digital art brilliantly captures the mood and magic of natural world...A great tool to assuage the fear of the dark; rereads will be a pleasure in this ode to the changing of the time of day."--School Library Journal