Cover image for Hannah's night
Title:
Hannah's night
Author:
Sakai, Komako, 1966- author, illustrator.
Uniform Title:
Hanna-chan ga me wo samashitara. English
Publication Information:
Wellington, New Zealand : Gecko Press, 2013.

©2012
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
When everyone is asleep, Hannah wakes up and discovers the quiet, exciting night-time world. When Hannah wakes suddenly in the night, she discovers a whole new world of adventure. With nobody awake to tell her off, she can do just as she pleases. The book combines simple language with beautifully textured images, capturing the innocence and wonder of young children at play.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 169871.
ISBN:
9781877579547

9781877579554
Format :
Book

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When everyone is asleep, Hannah wakes up and discovers the quiet, exciting night-time world. She discovers a whole new world of adventure. With nobody awake to tell her off, she can do just as she pleases. The book combines simple language with beautifully textured images, capturing the innocence and wonder of young children at play.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Sakai (Mad at Mommy) draws a series of portraits of Hannah, a girl of perhaps three or four who wakes while it's still dark and finds that everyone else in the house is still asleep. What looks at first like a spooky setup ("When Hannah shook her," Sakai writes, as Hannah kneels on her sister's bed, "she didn't budge. Not one little bit") blossoms into an experiment in time spent independently as Hannah does as she likes. "So even when Hannah gave Shiro some milk and ate some cherries without asking, nobody told her off." The artist's smoothly drafted drawings capture with aching sweetness all the movements of a very young child-the way Hannah's trip down the stairs is an expedition carried out step by step; the way she sits thoughtfully on her haunches to eat the cherries stolen from the refrigerator as Shiro laps milk; the way she reaches stealthily over her sleeping sister to take the older girl's doll. By keeping her focus tight and observing Hannah closely, Sakai's characterization feels natural, light, and true to life. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-The wee hours of the morning take on a magical quality in this pitch-perfect picture book. A preschooler wakes in the night to find that her sister and parents are asleep, so she tours the house accompanied by her cat, Shiro. She indulges in illicit thrills, like eating some cherries "without asking" and borrowing her sister's drawing paper and pencils. Balancing the forbidden with a sense of safety and comfort, this understated book, originally published in Japan, hits just the right note for preschoolers. Spare text perfectly complements the hazy, scratchy, blue-tinged illustrations that slowly expand to capture Hannah's hushed reverence for the night.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.