Night Animals by Gianna Marino
  

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

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 In Marino s sweet-tempered nocturnal comedy, large, scary animals flee from the threat of still larger and scarier animals Bonus visual subplots involves Skunk s stench and Possum s tendency to... play possum. The spreads are polished, the story moves fast, and the laughs keep coming. Publishers Weekly PRAISE FOR FOLLOWING PAPA'S SONG .. .exuberant and gorgeous... Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

This beautifully executed book about the bond between father and child that can be as deep as the darkest sea and powerful enough to help navigate in times of trouble will resonate with readers both young and old. Kirkus, starred review

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

PRAISE FOR MEET ME AT THE MOON

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 FORTOO TALL HOUSES

The animals are full of heartfelt emotions, from anger and frustration to happy contentment...This story about friendship and togetherness contains a great lesson without being didactic or moralizing and should be welcome in most collections. 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. Kirkus, starred review

a story of friendship that youngsters can understand and relate to. Library Media Connection



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 giannamarino.com.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Gianna Marino
More books by Gianna Marino

Publisher

Viking Juvenile an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

29th July 2015

ISBN

9780451469540


I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools