Book review: The Night World; 5 out of 5 stars #bookaday

The Night World book coverby Mordicai Gerstein
Picture book
Interest level: Pre-K to 3rd
Reading level: 1.3
5 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderful book that portrays the moment when the hazy nighttime shadows give way to the sunrise, which brings with it colors and details. Gerstein’s illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to the story of a boy who is awoken by his cat, who insists on going out to be part of something that is coming. The nighttime in Gerstein’s story is not scary, but is in fact “soft and comfortable” and the boy gets to join the world of the night animals who wait for the coming of day, some to awake and others to hide and sleep.


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