Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pick of the Week: The House in the Night

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008)

I love this book! Beth Krommes' black and white scratchboard illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to the simple text. The reader is taken on a nighttime journey from home up into the sky to the moon and back again. The text and illustrations work so well together it's hard to imagine one without the other. The illustrations bring a calm, gorgeous light into the nighttime scenes and bring the reader a visual bedtime lullaby. A real treat for bedtime storytime!

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