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Night lights / Susan Gal.

Gal, Susan. (Author).
Book Book (2009.)
Description: [24] p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
10 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9780375858628 (trade)
  • ISBN: 0375858628 (trade)
  • ISBN: 9780375958625 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0375958622 (lib. bdg.)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: While preparing for bedtime, a little girl and her dog note all the different kinds of lights that brighten up the night, from headlights to moonlight.
Citation: Gal, Susan. "Night lights." New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 December #1
    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. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2009 November #5

    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.)

    [Page 47]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2009 November

    PreS-Gr 1—An assortment of evening lights is described in this beautifully illustrated picture book. A girl, her mother, and their dog spend a pleasant evening as they bicycle home from shopping, roast hot dogs over a grill on the porch, celebrate her birthday, run inside at the arrival of a summer storm, and get ready for bed. An appropriately dark palette complements the 15 types of illumination named in this nearly wordless story. Young children will enjoy poring over the rich details in the cozy charcoal and digital collage spreads as they learn to read the simple text, which includes terms such as "streetlight," "firelight," "firefly light," "candlelight," and "starlight." Match this book with some poems from Joan Bransfield Graham's Flicker Flash (Houghton, 1999) for a radiant storytime.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

    [Page 78]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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