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Little Night / [written and illustrated by] Yuyi Morales.

Morales, Yuyi. (Author).
Book Book (2007.)
Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Publisher: New Milford, CT : Roaring Brook Press, 2007.
8 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9781596430884 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 1596430885 (hc.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
General Note: "A Neal Porter Book."
Summary: At the end of a long day, Mother Sky helps her playful daughter, Little Night, to get ready for bed.
Citation: Morales, Yuyi. "Little Night." New Milford, CT : Roaring Brook Press, 2007.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 February #1
    /*Starred Review*/ Mother Sky appears to be preparing a child, Little Night, for bedtime. The activities are familiar--the bath, the stalling, the snack--but in this fanciful tale, nighttime is really Little Night's playtime. Pura Belpre Award winner Morales has created a sumptuous feast of metaphors in her text: a bathtub filled with falling stars, a dress crocheted from clouds. The equally splendid illustrations effectively convey each of the images and heighten the comfort and serenity inspired by the text. The quietness is carefully balanced by rambunctious art, an amalgamation of shifting perspectives, pleasantly exaggerated forms, and rich jewel-tone colors and the characters are clearly defined and effectively placed in the sweeping forms that evoke the fantastical landscapes. The blues of the evening sky and the reds of the sunset blanket the double-page spreads, enveloping Little Night and her mother and making the metaphor entirely believable. Children will delight in Little Night's dreamy world and will want to read about her unique, yet still familiar, nighttime ritual again and again. ((Reviewed February 1, 2007)) Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2007 March #4

    In full-bleed spreads saturated with twilight colors, Morales (Los Gatos Black on Halloween ) follows Mother Sky as she prepares her tiny daughter, Little Night, for the evening. Mother Sky, whose black braids hang down her back and whose ample peasant dress flows with sunset pink and vermilion, empties stars into a tub for Little Night's bath, readies a dress crocheted from clouds and tries to find her daughter, who, like all children, would rather hide from Mama than mind her. "Mother Sky hovers by the shade of trees. She searches in the stripes of bees. When she peeks inside the bats' cave, whom does she see?" After a snack of starry milk and more hide-and-seek, it's time to comb Little Night's hair, which her mother fastens with barrettes named for the planets ("Venus on the east, Mercury on the west, and Jupiter above"). By now, Mother Sky's dress has darkened, and the planets gleam in Little Night's black hair. But, despite what young readers may have suspected, the young heroine does not go to bed. "Now, my Little Night, take your moon ball and play!" Little Night skips past Mother Sky, the glowing lights of city buildings beneath her feet, the moon leaping from her hands. Creating what amounts to a new myth may seem an ambitious project, but Morales succeeds by combining intimacy and grandeur. Children will love the idea of a girl who plays while most sleep. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)

    [Page 93]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2007 May

    PreS-K –As the day comes to an end, "Mother Sky fills a tub with falling stars and calls, 'Bath time for Little Night!'" But the child wants to play and urges her mother to come and find her. Mother does, and Little Night is bathed in what appears to be a mixture of bubbles and clouds. When it is time to dress for bed, again Little Night runs off to hide. And again Mother Sky finds her, and dresses her in a "white dress crocheted from clouds." The same thing happens when it is time to eat. Little Night is depicted with a milk-white mustache after drinking stars from the Milky Way. Finally, Mother Sky untangles Little Night's hair with a shiny comb, and the child is ready to continue her play, bouncing the moon "high into the air!" Full-bleed spreads with luminous and rich hues of evening sky–blues, reds, and pinks–are painted in flowing sweeps of color, which illuminate and animate the glorious text. They are juxtaposed with the dark earth tones of cherubic Little Night and Mother Sky, and the effect is dreamlike and peaceful. A treasure for bedtime, or anytime.–DeAnn Okamura, San Mateo County Library, CA

    [Page 106]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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