Song for A Summer Night

Song for A Summer Night

A Lullaby

Book - 2015
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As night falls on a soft summer evening, neighborhood children are drawn out of their houses by the sights and sounds of the world after dark. First the fireflies come sparkling past, followed by a host of domestic and wild animals, from cats and dogs to owls and skunks. Accomplished children's poet Robert Heidbreder creates a world of enchantment, while Qin Leng's illustrations conjure the harmonious interplay between our everyday domestic world and one that is just a little bit wilder. All the characters, both human and otherwise, have their moment on the nighttime stage, but eventually, the curtain falls, and sleepiness beckons.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781554984930
1554984939
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin - Illustrator

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6semkereaders
Jan 31, 2016

this book is written in rhyme and describes the nighttime noises and activities from nature in a poetic prose that repeats and builds on the sounds of previous pages. The text is in a half cursive, half printing font that can be a little difficult to read and definitely not child-friendly.
Good book for night time unit or poetry unit.
Sample text:
Now bellflowers ring, pring pring witha chime, and in waltz raccoons in tra-la-la time. shh-shh; glint-glint; pring-pring; tra-la-la.

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6semkereaders
Jan 31, 2016

6semkereaders thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and under

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