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Title:
The night parade
Author:
Roscoe, Lily, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
In the Night Parade children play and sing while their parents sleep.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 750 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780545396233
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A bedtime book in the vein of Everywhere Babies , Harold and Purple Crayon , and In the Night Kitchen .

Have you ever wondered what happens at night
while mothers and fathers lie sleeping?

Children wake up. They climb out of their beds
some crawling, some running, some leaping.

As the moon shines down they escape into town
To the Night Parade they go sneaking . . .

The Night Parade is a goodnight book filled with the whimsical wilderness of children's imaginations just before they fall asleep. Written by first time author, Lily Roscoe, and illustratedby bestselling illustrator, David Walker, The Night Parade is a truly dreamworthy read-aloud.


Author Notes

LILY ROSCOE likes stories about secret worlds that come to life while everyone is asleep. She grew up in New York and now lives in London with her husband and three sons. Every evening she dreams of mystery night parades.

DAVID WALKER is an artist and illustrator of many books for children. He can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. You can visit his website at www.davidwalkerstudios.com .


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Writing with the smooth, propulsive cadence of a nursery rhyme, newcomer Roscoe weaves a story of gentle nighttime magic starring a multiethnic crew of children. "Have you ever wondered what happens at night/ while mothers and fathers lie sleeping?" she asks. "Children wake up. They climb out of their beds,/ some crawling, some running, some leaping." Walker (Bears in the Bath), working in pastel-colored watercolors outlined in ink, paints a friendly suburban landscape for these young insomniacs to explore, one that never feels anything less than safe and secure-a smiling crescent moon takes the place of a supervising adult, keeping an eye on the children from the night sky above. Despite the slightly illicit suggestion of kids climbing out windows and sneaking out doors while parents are sleeping, everything they get up to is as innocent as can be, from romping barefoot through city streets and baking towers of giant cupcakes to reading books under the watchful eye of a lavender whale. It's soothing fodder for children's imaginations at bedtime (even for those who opt to stay tucked into their beds). Up to age 3. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Roscoe's rhyming text presents a scenario in which tots leave their beds and homes to gather in town for the "night parade." The children walk in line, play instruments, hold hands, and march two-by-two. The playful verse, with descriptions of activities such as building sand castles, baking cakes, and reading "mountains of books" will have great child appeal. The frequent internal rhymes and inclusion of rich, poetic vocabulary makes for a good read-aloud, though there are some rhyme and cadence problems at the end. Walker's art enhances the dreamlike quality of the text. His soft-edged watercolor and ink illustrations are cheerful, and they masterfully extend the narrative. The images are not only charming but also imaginative, such as the crescent moon's yawning, smiling, and reading a book. A story that is best enjoyed in the lap of an adult.-Maralita L. Freeny, District of Columbia Public Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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