Night Animals by Gianna Marino


Night Animals by Gianna Marino

Something s out there in the dark! First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running. What could it possibly be? asks Bat. Night Animals! the animals declare. But you are night animals, Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.Children will love the oh-so-funny animals in this twist on a cozy bedtime book.


RAVE REVIEWS FOR NIGHT ANIMALS * Truly remarkable illustrations clearly convey the book s raucous activity and feature beautifully rendered animals standing in sharp contrast to pitch black backgrounds This eye-catching, slapstick foray into the worrisome night will light up the room with smiles. Booklist, starred review * Every page is visually funny, with hilarious close-ups and slapstick animal postures A giggle-inducing new gem for the night-fears bookshelf. Kirkus Reviews, starred review A good title to share with children who may be afraid of the dark to help them see the lighter side of fear. School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly, starred review.. .a heartwarming reminder of how children learn to trust and listen for papas songs in our lives.

Kirkus, starred review A gorgeous, comforting book that provides a lovely counterpoint to Marino s Meet Me at the Moon (2012).

Marino's breathtaking panoramas make an already powerful story sing. Publishers Weekly, starred review The textured mixed-media art paired with the flowing text elevates this title above most missing-mama fare ... Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home. Kirkus, starred review Heartfelt and sincere, yet never cloying, this will work well one on one or in story hours. Booklist PRAISE FOR TOO TALL HOUSES

School Library Journal, starred review The well-turned, dialogue-rich narrative complements the sunny visuals, making this an excellent choice for one-on-one or group read-alouds...Another winner for rising star Marino.

About the Author

Gianna Marino spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park and writing stories of her adventures. She has traveled throughout the world and now lives in Northern California, where she writes and illustrates full time. Visit Gianna at

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40 pages


Gianna Marino
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Publication date

29th July 2015



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