Noises At Night
What's that drip? and that scratch? Our young narrator explains that even though he's supposed to be asleep, adventures await him as he listens to the noises he hears at night. Keep your eyes open ... he'll show you them all.
The story embraces a universal feeling: that sense of fear our kids feel when the lights go out. This bedtime story will ease their mind AND get them to think creatively.
This has been a regular request in our house for more than a week now. Our child likes the pictures and the places s/he goes on this journey to sleep.
This is such a creative book! It turns all of the "fearful" sounds and thoughts children are apt to have into mini-adventures. Helping them think imaginatively, and, ultimately, sending them off to happy dreams will quickly dissolve their fear of darkness. The rhythm of the poem, itself, adds to that calming effect.
This is a first-person picture book about going to sleep.
This is one of those books where the enjoyment of reading it with your child trumps all other potential value. It does give you an opening, though to take the imagination into the "daylight" and create adventures from other sounds you hear.
8 to 10
3 to 8
Started reading with 5½-year-old child.
Buy. In fact, buy two. You'll want one for your library, and it is a perfect gift for new parents who will be working through "the fear of the dark" phase soon enough.
|Title||Noises at Night|
|Author||Susan Lubner, Beth Raisner Glass|
|Publisher||Abrams Books for Young Readers, Imprint Abrams Books © 2005|
|Genres||Emotions and Feelings|