Saturday, July 4, 2015
The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang, Delphine Bodet
This book is beautifully written and has lovely illustrations. It is a rather creepy, scary story and I think it is best for older elementary school children and is not suited to preschoolers and younger children. The night children only come out at night and they romp and play and create mischief through the city at night. I love the imagery - here is one example - "It is the night children who climb the roof, quiet as mice, and steal slices of the moon." I think that older children will love this book - the illustrations remind me a little bit of "Where the Wild Things Are". It would be a fun Halloween story to read. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.