Author: Sarah Tsiang
Illustrator: Delphine Bodet
Unwrapping some illustrations for you to enjoy...
About the book...
This book is imaginative, mysterious and haunting. What happens when children are called home after a busy day, the streets are quiet and empty, and darkness closes in? Well that's when the night children come out to play. When everyone is tucked safely in his bed these strange, concealed children come to life.
"It is the night children who shrug on shadows like coats, and play with what the day has left behind."
Wearing strange head gear that cover their eyes, their senses lead them to chase fireflies, etch the frosty patterns on windows, play chase in the puffy clouds, scurry and noisily knock over bins searching for lost treasures inside, disengage leaves from the trees and scatter them all over their world, string sticky gossamer webs to catch flies and children, and surreptitiously steal slices of the moon. They prance and dance and play....free to explore and indulge in the wonders of the night world around them.
When morning comes and the light once again breaks through, they return to their resting places still and silent until nighttime awakens them from their slumber and their night circus resumes once again.
The illustrations are hauntingly beautiful. They enrich the telling of the story and I am sure will spark a conversation about the things that go bump in the night.